For the Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate, please contact:
David Silverstone, Esquire at icacmeec@gmail.com


A MESSAGE FROM CMEEC’S MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CONSUMERS ADVOCATE DAVE SILVERSTONE

“The Advocate wants to hear Consumer views and issues throughout the year. In addition to email the Advocate convenes a meeting each year in mid-October to solicit views of consumers and report to consumers on his activities over the last year. These activities are also described in quarterly reports that can be found on this website (at RESOURCES/GOVERNANCE/MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CONSUMER ADVOCATE).”

NEXT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MECA is October 13, 2021 from 2 – 4 p.m.

The Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate has determined that given the current covid-19 circumstances, the above referenced meeting will be via Zoom and call in only. Interested persons should contact Ellen Kachmar at ekachmar@cmeec.org, or Margaret Job at mjob@cmeec.org to receive meeting participation information. Physical presence at CMEEC offices will not be permitted. Thank you for your understanding.


Municipal Electric Consumers Advocate Enabling Legislation: Public Act 17-73

SEC. 3. (NEW) (EFFECTIVE FROM PASSAGE) (A) THERE IS ESTABLISHED A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CONSUMER ADVOCATE TO ACT AS AN INDEPENDENT ADVOCATE FOR CONSUMER INTERESTS IN ALL MATTERS WHICH MAY AFFECT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE CONSUMERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ELECTRIC RATES…

(B) THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CONSUMER ADVOCATE MAY APPEAR AND PARTICIPATE IN MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE MATTERS OR ANY OTHER FEDERAL OR STATE REGULATORY OR JUDICIAL PROCEEDING IN WHICH CONSUMERS OF ANY MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE MAY BE INVOLVED. THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CONSUMER ADVOCATE, IN CARRYING OUT HIS OR HER DUTIES, SHALL: (1) HAVE ACCESS TO THE RECORDS OF A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE, (2) HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE A REASONABLE NUMBER OF COPIES OF A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE’S RECORDS, (3) BE ENTITLED TO CALL UPON THE ASSISTANCE OF A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE’S TECHNICAL AND LEGAL EXPERTS, AND (4) HAVE THE BENEFIT OF ALL OTHER INFORMATION OF A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ENERGY COOPERATIVE, EXCEPT FOR EMPLOYMENT RECORDS AND OTHER INTERNAL DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NOT RELEVANT TO THE DUTIES OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CONSUMER ADVOCATE.

TO VIEW FULL PUBLIC ACT: HTTPS://WWW.CGA.CT.GOV/2017/ACT/PA/2017PA-00073-R00SB-00004-PA.HTM