- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has closed his investigation into how the state’s largest utility responded to a freak October snow storm in 2011 that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers for days.

He announced Wednesday that Northeast Utilities, parent company of Connecticut Light & Power, agreed to donate $2.5 million to Operation Fuel, which provides heating assistance and financial help for energy-saving initiatives.

Jepsen said he is agreeing to disagree with CL&P; on whether its conduct was appropriate. He asked state regulators last year to impose additional penalties against CL&P; in its request for storm recovery costs.

CL&P; said it’s pleased with the agreement that ends the matter while also donating to a worthy cause.

Jepsen accused the utility of impeding regulators’ investigation by failing to disclose all relevant information.

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