§ 16-1 Definitions
§ 16-1a Reference to Public Utilities Commission deemed to mean Public Utilities Control Authority
§ 16-1b Department of Public Utility Control. Department head
§ 16-2 Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Utility commissioners. Staff
§ 16-2a Office of Consumer Counsel. Office of State Broadband. Consumer Counsel. Staff
§ 16-2b Term “Office of Consumer Counsel” deemed to mean Division of Consumer Counsel within the Department of Business Regulation
§ 16-2c Division of Adjudication
§ 16-2d Office of energy efficient businesses
§ 16-3 Vacancy
§ 16-3a Appointment of initial members. Transfer of business between commission and authority
§ 16-4 Employees of public service companies, certified telecommunications providers and electric suppliers ineligible to serve on authority or in department
§ 16-5 Removal
§ 16-6 Office and records
§ 16-6a Participation in proceedings before federal agencies and federal courts. Expenses
§ 16-6b Regulations
§ 16-6c Power to delay implementation of electric suppliers’ generation portfolio standards
§ 16-7 Right of entry. Penalty
§ 16-8 Examination of witnesses and documents. Hearing officers. Management audits
§ 16-8a Protection of employee of public service company, contractor or Nuclear Regulatory Commission from retaliation. Procedures. Regulations
§ 16-8b Labor disputes at public service companies. Determination of unreasonable profits during dispute. Refunds
§ 16-8c Examination of witnesses and documents. Audits. Relationship between public service companies and subsidiaries
§ 16-8d Recovery of costs, expenses, judgments or attorney’s fees for an action brought under section 16-8a
§ 16-9 Orders
§ 16-9a Party status in proceedings before authority
§ 16-9b Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to be party to proceedings before authority
§ 16-10 Enforcement of statutes and orders
§ 16-10a Revocation of franchises. Procedure. Reassignment
§ 16-11 Safety of public and employees. Powers
§ 16-11a Nuclear Energy Advisory Council; composition; duties
§ 16-12 Complaints as to dangerous conditions
§ 16-13 Procedure upon complaint
§ 16-14 Powers concerning electrolysis or escape of electricity
§ 16-15 Compliance with orders. Penalty
§ 16-16 Report of accidents
§ 16-17 Duties as to accidents
§ 16-18 Powers concerning poles and wires
§ 16-18a Consultants: Retention, expenses, findings and recommendations
§ 16-19 Amendment of rate schedule; investigations and findings by authority; hearings; deferral of municipal rate increases; refunds; notice of application for rate amendment, interim rate amendment and reopening of rate proceeding
§ 16-19a Periodic review re gas and electric distribution companies’ rates, services and performance. Approval of performance-based incentives
§ 16-19b Purchased gas adjustment clauses, energy adjustment clauses and transmission rate adjustment clauses
§ 16-19c Investigation of fuel cost adjustment and purchased gas adjustment charges
§ 16-19d Advertising not to be deemed an operating expense for purposes of rate-making. Disclosure of source of payment for advertising
§ 16-19e Guidelines for transfer of assets and franchises, plant expansion, internal utility management and rate structures. Public hearing. Policy coordination among state agencies. Parties to rate proceeding
§ 16-19f Rate design standards for electric public service companies and municipal electric companies. Determination of appropriateness. Implementation. Electric vehicle charging stations
§ 16-19g Penalty for failure to report nuclear incident not an operating expense
§ 16-19h Reopening of water company rate proceedings
§ 16-19i Electric company residential customer service charge indicated on bill
§ 16-19j Portion of authority staff to be made party to certain rate proceedings
§ 16-19k Costs of educational materials or information on water conservation included as operating costs
§ 16-19l Authorization of rates that promote water conservation
§ 16-19x Phase-in of costs of certain large electric generating facilities
§ 16-19y Rate treatment of enhanced 9-1-1 service costs
§ 16-19z Rate treatment of land purchased, owned or retained by water companies for water supply protection or future water supply use
§ 16-19aa Excess generating capacity. Exclusion of costs associated with. Return on and depreciation of unrecovered investment in generating facilities
§ 16-19bb Application or refund of electric distribution company rate moderation funds
§ 16-19cc Semiannual reports from nuclear generating facility licensees re maintenance, refueling and shutdown schedules. Penalty for shutdown for a significant period of time
§ 16-19dd Conservation and load management programs for agricultural customers
§ 16-19ee Reports from electric distribution companies concerning electrical outages from power surges
§ 16-19ff Submetering. Regulations. Application process
§ 16-19gg Factors to be considered during a rate proceeding
§ 16-19hh Implementation of flexible pricing and rates. Special contracts for electric service. Exemption from competitive transition assessment. Regulations. Gas rates for certain manufacturers
§ 16-19ii Use of electric resistance space heating. Differential rates
§ 16-19jj Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
§ 16-19kk Finding re conservation and load management programs. Rates of return for conservation and load management programs and programs promoting the state’s economic development. Considerations in establishing company’s authorized return. Performance-based ince
§ 16-19ll Submittal of legislation re encouraging conservation and load management programs, etc
§ 16-19mm Consideration of external costs and benefits
§ 16-19nn Encouragement of specific end uses of electricity and gas
§ 16-19oo Approval of rate amendments for conservation and load management programs or programs promoting the state’s economic development in proceedings other than rate proceedings. Approval of rate mechanisms to recover costs of natural gas infrastructure expansi
§ 16-19pp Uncontested proceedings before the authority. Participating parties
§ 16-19qq Outages of nuclear power generating facilities; rate proceedings; rebuttable presumption of imprudent management
§ 16-19rr Rates charged by electric distribution companies and electric utilities to veterans’ organizations
§ 16-19ss Solicitations for the provision of temporary electric generation facilities
§ 16-19tt Gas and electric distribution companies’ distribution revenue decoupling
§ 16-19uu Adjustments to competitive transition assessment with respect to economic recovery revenue bonds
§ 16-19vv Public service companies’ customer deposits
§ 16-19ww Natural gas infrastructure expansion plan. Hurdle rate; rate for new customers added pursuant to the plan; rate mechanism for gas companies to recover prudent investments made pursuant to the plan outside a rate proceeding; assignment of nonfirm margin cr
§ 16-19xx Deferral of public service company tax expense increase
§ 16-19eee Definitions
§ 16-19fff Electric vehicle charging load projections
§ 16-19ggg Public electric vehicle charging stations. Parking restrictions
§ 16-20 Inadequate service or unreasonable rates; petition to authority. Small community water system rates and service
§ 16-21 Change of rates fixed pursuant to charter or contract
§ 16-22 Rates; transfer of assets or franchise; burden of proof
§ 16-23 Regulations and service prescribed by authority deemed reasonable
§ 16-24 Classification of service
§ 16-24a Low-income discounted rates for electric and gas service
§ 16-25 Time and place of hearings. Notice
§ 16-25a Hearings on Office of Consumer Counsel petitions
§ 16-26 Public hearing to be held in locality affected
§ 16-27 Returns from public service companies. Reports from community antenna television companies. Penalty. Form 8-K reports
§ 16-28 Correction of returns and reports
§ 16-29 Reports from municipalities
§ 16-30 Returns from motor bus companies. Penalty
§ 16-31 Remission of forfeitures by the Attorney General
§ 16-32 Annual audit report
§ 16-32a Filing re procurement practices. Public hearing. Regulations re competitive bidding
§ 16-32b Regional water authority or water district to submit annual report
§ 16-32c Water company rate adjustments. Application. Notice to customers
§ 16-32e Emergency plans to be filed by public service companies, telecommunications companies, voice over Internet protocol service providers and municipal utilities. Hearings. Revisions. Staffing of electric distribution companies’ emergency operations centers
§ 16-32f Gas company supply and demand forecast reports
§ 16-32g Electric wire maintenance plans. Regulations
§ 16-32h Performance standards for electric distribution companies and gas companies in emergencies. Emergency response report
§ 16-32i Performance review of electric distribution companies and gas companies after emergencies. Hearing. Penalty
§ 16-32j Procedures for expedited road clearing after emergencies
§ 16-32k Vegetation management practices review. Report
§ 16-33 Obstructing authority; false entries and returns to; penalty
§ 16-34 Annual reports to Governor
§ 16-34a Annual report re lost and unaccounted for gas. Docket to investigate
§ 16-35 Appeals to Superior Court. Uncontested proceedings re acquiring electricity products or services
§ 16-40 Rights and duties of trustees and receivers
§ 16-41 Imposition of civil penalties by authority
§ 16-42 Not to affect labor contracts
§ 16-43 Merger or sale of public service companies. Issuance and approval of securities. Net proceeds from sale of water company land. Allocation of economic benefits of sale of water company land
§ 16-43a Validity of securities issued pursuant to order of authority
§ 16-43b Definitions applicable to apportionment of land sales benefits
§ 16-43c Sale of water company land to certain municipal corporations for construction of a school
§ 16-43d Sale of existing electric generation plants
§ 16-44 Notice of formation, consolidation or discontinuance of public service companies; change of name. Penalty
§ 16-44a Disclosure of salaries of directors and officers of public service companies
§ 16-45 Increase or reduction of capital stock by public service companies
§ 16-46 Dissolution or termination of public service company. Cessation of public service operations
§ 16-47 Holding companies. Approval of authority re exercise of control. Investigation and hearing. Annual reports. Injunctive relief
§ 16-47a Code of conduct for gas company transactions with affiliates
§ 16-48 Electricity and gas; transmission between this state and other states
§ 16-48a Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund established
§ 16-49 Expenses of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the operations of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Assessment of regulated companies
§ 16-49d Applications for sales of water company lands submitted prior to June 25, 1975
§ 16-49e Public service company may request identification from person opening an account. Telecommunications company may request identification prior to providing service
§ 16-49f Verification of Social Security number prior to opening new account. Minor not liable for services fraudulently obtained using minor’s Social Security number
§ 16-50 Employees. Consultants
§ 16-50a Local filing of maps on acquisition of property
§ 16-50b Declaration of policy
§ 16-50c Notification of intent to dispose of unimproved real property. Approval or disapproval by authority. Hearing
§ 16-50d Action to acquire property
§ 16-50e Notices to town clerk
§ 16-50f Solicitation of insurance applications from employees of public service companies. Payroll deductions

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 277 - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Office of Consumer Counsel. Miscellaneous Provisions

  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Certificate of cable franchise authority: means an authorization issued by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority pursuant to §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Certificate of video franchise authority: means an authorization issued by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority conferring the right to an entity or person to own, lease, maintain, operate, manage or control facilities in, under or over any public highway to offer video service to any subscribers in the state. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Certified competitive video service provider: means an entity providing video service pursuant to a certificate of video franchise authority issued by the authority in accordance with §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Certified telecommunications provider: means a person certified by the authority to provide intrastate telecommunications services, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Class I renewable energy source: means (A) electricity derived from (i) solar power, (ii) wind power, (iii) a fuel cell, (iv) geothermal, (v) landfill methane gas, anaerobic digestion or other biogas derived from biological sources, (vi) thermal electric direct energy conversion from a certified Class I renewable energy source, (vii) ocean thermal power, (viii) wave or tidal power, (ix) low emission advanced renewable energy conversion technologies, including, but not limited to, zero emission low grade heat power generation systems based on organic oil free rankine, kalina or other similar nonsteam cycles that use waste heat from an industrial or commercial process that does not generate electricity, (x) (I) a run-of-the-river hydropower facility that began operation after July 1, 2003, and has a generating capacity of not more than thirty megawatts, or (II) a run-of-the-river hydropower facility that received a new license after January 1, 2018, under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rules pursuant to 18 CFR 16, as amended from time to time, and provided a facility that applies for certification under this clause after January 1, 2013, shall not be based on a new dam or a dam identified by the commissioner as a candidate for removal, and shall meet applicable state and federal requirements, including applicable site-specific standards for water quality and fish passage, or (xi) a biomass facility that uses sustainable biomass fuel and has an average emission rate of equal to or less than . See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Class III source: means the electricity output from combined heat and power systems with an operating efficiency level of no less than fifty per cent that are part of customer-side distributed resources developed at commercial and industrial facilities in this state on or after January 1, 2006, a waste heat recovery system installed on or after April 1, 2007, that produces electrical or thermal energy by capturing preexisting waste heat or pressure from industrial or commercial processes, or the electricity savings created in this state from conservation and load management programs begun on or after January 1, 2006, provided on and after January 1, 2014, no such programs supported by ratepayers, including programs overseen by the Energy Conservation Management Board or third-party programs pursuant to §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Cogeneration technology: means the use for the generation of electricity of exhaust steam, waste steam, heat or resultant energy from an industrial, commercial or manufacturing plant or process, or the use of exhaust steam, waste steam or heat from a thermal power plant for an industrial, commercial or manufacturing plant or process, but shall not include steam or heat developed solely for electrical power generation. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Combined heat and power system: means a system that produces, from a single source, both electric power and thermal energy used in any process that results in an aggregate reduction in electricity use. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection: means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection appointed pursuant to title 4, or the commissioner's designee. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Community antenna television company: includes every person owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling a community antenna television system, in, under or over any public street or highway, for the purpose of providing community antenna television service for hire and shall include any municipality which owns or operates one or more plants for the manufacture or distribution of electricity pursuant to §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Community antenna television service: means (A) the one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming or information that a community antenna television company makes available to all subscribers generally, and subscriber interaction, if any, which is required for the selection of such video programming or information, and (B) noncable communications service. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Community antenna television system: means a facility, consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception and control equipment that is designed to provide community antenna television service which includes video programming and which is provided in, under or over any public street or highway, for hire, to multiple subscribers within a franchise, but such term does not include (A) a facility that serves only to retransmit the television signals of one or more television broadcast stations. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Connecticut Television Network: means the General Assembly's state-wide twenty-four-hour state public affairs programming service, separate and distinct from community access channels. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Consumer: means any private dwelling, boardinghouse, apartment, store, office building, institution, mechanical or manufacturing establishment or other place of business or industry to which water is supplied by a water company. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Customer-side distributed resources: means (A) the generation of electricity from a unit with a rating of not more than sixty-five megawatts on the premises of a retail end user within the transmission and distribution system including, but not limited to, fuel cells, photovoltaic systems or small wind turbines, or (B) a reduction in the demand for electricity on the premises of a retail end user in the distribution system through methods of conservation and load management, including, but not limited to, peak reduction systems and demand response systems. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distributed energy resource: means any (A) customer-side distributed resource or grid-side distributed resource that generates electricity from a Class I renewable energy source or Class III source, and (B) customer-side distributed resource that reduces demand for electricity through conservation and load management, energy storage system which is located on the customer-side of the meter or is connected to the distribution system or microgrid. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • 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 §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Electric aggregator: means (A) a person, municipality or regional water authority that gathers together electric customers for the purpose of negotiating the purchase of electric generation services from an electric supplier, or (B) the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, if it gathers together electric customers for the purpose of negotiating the purchase of electric generation services from an electric supplier, provided such person, municipality or authority is not engaged in the purchase or resale of electric generation services, and provided further such customers contract for electric generation services directly with an electric supplier, and may include an electric cooperative established pursuant to chapter 597. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Electric distribution services: means the owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling of poles, wires, conduits or other fixtures along public highways or streets for the distribution of electricity, or electric distribution-related services. 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 §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Electric transmission services: means electric transmission or transmission-related services. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Energy storage system: means any commercially available technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time and thereafter dispatching the energy, and that is capable of either: (A) Using mechanical, chemical or thermal processes to store electricity that is generated at one time for use at a later time. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federally mandated congestion charges: means any cost approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as part of New England Standard Market Design including, but not limited to, locational marginal pricing, locational installed capacity payments, any cost approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to reduce federally mandated congestion charges in accordance with §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Gas company: includes every person owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling mains, pipes or other fixtures, in public highways or streets, for the transmission or distribution of gas for sale for heat or power within this state, or engaged in the manufacture of gas to be so transmitted or distributed for such purpose, but shall not include (A) a person manufacturing gas through the use of a biomass gasification plant provided such person does not own, lease, maintain, operate, manage or control mains, pipes or other fixtures in public highways or streets, (B) a municipal gas utility established under chapter 101 or any other gas utility owned, leased, maintained, operated, managed or controlled by any unit of local government under any general statute or any public or special act, or (C) an entity approved to submeter pursuant to §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Grid-side system enhancement: means an investment in distribution system infrastructure, technology and systems designed to enable the deployment of distributed energy resources and allow for grid management and system balancing, including, but not limited to, energy storage systems, distribution system automation and controls, intelligent field systems, advanced distribution system metering, and communication and systems that enable two-way power flow. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Large-scale hydropower: means any hydropower facility that (A) began operation on or after January 1, 2003, (B) is located in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area in accordance with Rule 2. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Noncable communications service: means any telecommunications service, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Participating municipal electric utility: means a municipal electric utility established under chapter 101 or any other electric utility owned, leased, maintained, operated, managed or controlled by any unit of local government under any general statute or any public or special act, that is authorized by the authority in accordance with §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, business, firm, corporation, association, joint stock association, trust, partnership or limited liability company. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plant: includes all real estate, buildings, tracks, pipes, mains, poles, wires and other fixed or stationary construction and equipment, wherever located, used in the conduct of the business of the company. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Private power producer: means (A) a subsidiary of a gas public service company which is not affiliated with an electric public service company, or a subsidiary of a holding company controlling, directly or indirectly, a gas public service company but not an electric public service company, which generates electricity solely through ownership of fifty per cent or less of a private power production facility or, with the approval of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, through ownership of one hundred per cent of a private power production facility which (i) uses a source of energy other than gas as the primary energy source of the facility, or (ii) uses gas as the primary energy source of the facility and uses an improved and innovative technology which furthers the state energy policy as set forth in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-243b
  • Public service company: includes electric distribution, gas, telephone, pipeline, sewage, water and community antenna television companies and holders of a certificate of cable franchise authority, owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling plants or parts of plants or equipment, but shall not include towns, cities, boroughs, any municipal corporation or department thereof, whether separately incorporated or not, a private power producer, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • railroad company: shall be construed to mean and include all corporations, trustees, receivers or other persons, that lay out, construct, maintain or operate a railroad, unless such meaning would be repugnant to the context or to the manifest intention of the General Assembly. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Renewable fuel resources: means energy sources described in subdivisions (20) and (21) of this subsection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Sustainable biomass fuel: means biomass that is cultivated and harvested in a sustainable manner. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Telecommunications company: means a person that provides telecommunications service, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Telephone company: means a telecommunications company that provides one or more noncompetitive or emerging competitive services, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Thermal energy transportation company: means any person authorized under any provision of the general statutes or special act to furnish heat or air conditioning or both, by means of steam, heated or chilled water or other medium, to lay and maintain mains, pipes or other conduits, and to erect such other fixtures necessary or convenient in and on the streets, highways and public grounds of any municipality to carry steam, heated or chilled water or other medium from such plant to the location to be served and to return the same. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Utility commissioner: means a member of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Video programming: means programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to programming provided by, a television broadcast station. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Video service: means video programming services provided through wireline facilities, a portion of which are located in the public right-of-way, without regard to delivery technology, including Internet protocol technology. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Water company: includes every person owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling any pond, lake, reservoir, stream, well or distributing plant or system employed for the purpose of supplying water to fifty or more consumers. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1