Connecticut PURA "Strongly Encourages" Retail Electric Suppliers To Cease Door-to-Door Marketing
Will Monitor "Compliance" With "Request"; Investigating Legal Remedies For Enforcement
Also Warns Against "Illegal Telephonic Marketing" During Crisis
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Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced that it is "strongly encouraging" retail electric suppliers to cease all door-to-door sales, effective immediately, in response to the current public health emergency in the state.
"We’re appealing to all third-party electric suppliers active in Connecticut to suspend their door-to-door solicitations during the COVID-19 crisis," said Marissa P. Gillett, PURA chairman. "PURA will immediately begin monitoring the suppliers’ voluntary compliance with our request, while also continuing to investigate legal remedies to enforce the door-to-door solicitation suspension and any other measures necessary to address these unprecedented circumstances."
"For the duration of the Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergency declared by Governor Lamont on March 10, 2020, PURA expects that the third-party electric suppliers will take immediate action to halt all door-to-door sales and to adopt any other necessary precautions to keep both their employees and the public safe," PURA said
In a notice to suppliers, PURA said, "Due to the current public health crisis, the Authority is requesting
that electric suppliers cease door-to-door marketing until further instruction by the
Authority. The Authority will monitor suppliers’ compliance and will take appropriate
action against suppliers found continuing door-to-door marketing. Suppliers found to be
conducting illegal telephonic marketing to take advantage of this unfortunate situation will
be prosecuted to the fullest extent of PURA’s authority," PURA said