(a) An electric supplier and an electric distribution company providing standard service or back-up electric generation service, pursuant to section 16-244c, shall submit information to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that the authority determines will assist customers in making informed decisions when choosing an electric supplier, including, but not limited to, the information provided in subsection (b) of this section. Each supplier or electric distribution company providing standard service or back-up electric generation service, pursuant to section 16-244c, shall, at such times as the authority requires, but not less than annually, submit in a form prescribed by the authority, information that the authority must make available pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and any other information the authority considers relevant. After the authority has received the information required pursuant to this subsection, the supplier shall be eligible to receive customer marketing information from electric distribution companies, as provided in section 16-245o.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-245p

  • Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • distribution company: means any person providing electric transmission or distribution services within the state, but does not include: (A) A private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Electric generation services: means electric energy, electric capacity or generation-related services. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Electric supplier: means any person, including an electric aggregator or participating municipal electric utility that is licensed by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in accordance with section 16-245, that provides electric generation services to end use customers in the state using the transmission or distribution facilities of an electric distribution company, regardless of whether or not such person takes title to such generation services, but does not include: (A) A municipal electric utility established under chapter 101, other than a participating municipal electric utility. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1

(b) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall maintain and make available to customers upon request, a list of electric aggregators and the following information about each electric supplier and each electric distribution company providing standard service or back-up electric generation service, pursuant to section 16-244c: (1) Rates and charges; (2) applicable terms and conditions of a contract for electric generation services; (3) the percentage of the total electric output derived from each of the categories of energy sources, the total emission rates of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, heavy metals and other wastes the disposal of which is regulated under state or federal law at the facilities operated by or under long-term contract to the electric supplier or providing electric generation services to an electric distribution company providing standard service or back-up electric generation service, pursuant to section 16-244c, and the analysis of the environmental characteristics of each such category of energy source and to the extent such information is unknown, the estimated percentage of the total electric output for which such information is unknown, along with the word “unknown” for that percentage; (4) a record of customer complaints and the disposition of each complaint; and (5) any other information the authority determines will assist customers in making informed decisions when choosing an electric supplier. The authority shall make available to customers the information filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section not later than thirty days after its receipt. The authority shall put such information in a standard format so that a customer can readily understand and compare the services provided by each electric supplier.

(c) Each electric supplier and electric distribution company shall disclose to customers, in a manner prescribed by the authority and not less than annually, such information as the authority considers relevant. The authority may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this subsection.