Operation Fuel serves as an advocate for legislative policies and administrative operations that reduce the energy and water utility burden on Connecticut residents by working with the Connecticut Congressional Delegation, legislative and state officials, social service agencies, utilities, and the oil industry.

Webinars: What is Your Energy Burden? Why is It So High? Jan. 26 & 27

Operation Fuel and Kamora’s Cultural Corner (KCC) invite you to join the conversation about Connecticut’s high energy costs and the burdens low-income residents face. Have you experienced heat or electricity shutoff? Are you worried that you will? Share your experience and learn more about protections the state legislature and regulators provide to residents struggling to […]

Utility Bill Help: Shutoff Protection Has Ended; How To Request Hardship Status

Do you have unpaid utility balances? Connecticut’s protection against utility shutoffs has ended, effective September 15, 2021. If you are struggling to pay your electric, water, or other utilities, you can apply for help through Operation Fuel, contact agencies below about help and payment plans, or get coded for Hardship or Winter Protection through your […]

2021 Operation Fuel Legislative Session Update

Submitted by Gannon Long, Policy & Public Affairs Director. June 18, 2021. The 2021 CT General Assembly legislative session was Operation Fuel’s first with a full-time policy director. We submitted virtual verbal testimony at three public hearings, as well as written testimony on 10 different bills. Though unable to enter the Legislative Office Building or […]

Operation Fuel Testimony in Support of Raised Bill 1037, An Act Concerning Waste Management aka CT’s “Bottle Bill”

Submitted by Gannon Long, Policy & Public Affairs Director, Operation Fuel. March 19, 2021. To the honorable Co-Chairs, Sen. Cohen and Rep. Gresko; Ranking Members, Sen. Miner and Rep. Harding; and Vice Chairs, Senator Slap and Rep. Palm, and distinguished members of the Environment Committee: Thank you for receiving Operation Fuel’s testimony. We support three […]

Operation Fuel Testimony Supporting SB882, RB6526 on Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Home Energy, Electric Suppliers

Testimony from Operation Fuel Executive Director Brenda Watson, March 4, 2021 Chairs Senator Needleman and Representative Arconti, and Ranking Members Senator Formica and Representative Ferraro, and honorable members of the Energy and Technology committee, Thank you for the opportunity to testify today, in support of Senate Bill 882, An Act Concerning Climate Change Mitigation and […]

Operation Fuel Comments on DEEP’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan

February 17, 2021 Operation Fuel appreciates the opportunity to share our unique knowledge and perspectives in the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP)  Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) proceeding. First, we will address the three questions posed by Deputy Commissioner Vicki Hackett at the IRP public meeting in January 2021. A foundation of environmental […]

PURA Extends COVID-19 Payment Program Enrollment Date

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a ruling about shutoff moratoriums. PURA determined that utility companies are not sufficiently informing customers of their rights under the shutoff moratorium. PURA has extended the enrollment period for the COVID-19 Payment Program for non-residential customers through November 1, 2020. PURA also confirms that the enrollment period for […]

Operation Fuel Joins Nation’s Drinking Water and Clean Water Sector Urging Congress for Economic Stimulus Legislation that Addresses COVID-19 Impact on Water and Wastewater Systems

Operation Fuel has joined the efforts of the nation’s drinking water and clean water sector in a request to members of the U.S. Congress that subsequent phases of economic stimulus legislation address the massive economic impacts from the coronavirus pandemic on water and wastewater systems. We endorse the following letter from the agencies below that […]

Together, we are helping real people whose children need a warm place to study or whose ill family member may need to operate life-saving equipment.

Ann and Mike, Operation Fuel donors from West Hartford