Utility Regulatory Authority to Review Northeast Utilities Job Outsourcing Decision

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    The state authority that oversees public utilities will look into Northeast Utilities decision to outsource much of its information technology department, according to Attorney General George Jepsen.

    Northeast Utilities is the parent company of Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas among others, and said last month that they planned to outsource about half of information technology department and consolidate facilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will hold a hearing.

    “We’re pleased that PURA has granted our request to open a proceeding to review the full effect that outsourcing information technology jobs at NU could have on the company’s major storm readiness, response and communication as well as the company’s compliance with the approved merger agreement,” Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said in a statement. “We believe this review is critically important, and we look forward to participating in this proceeding.”

    Click here for the letter from PURA

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