I’ve been asking for an interview with the CEO of Eversource for well over a year and I finally got the chance to sit down with the new boss of the energy giant this week. Joe Nolan recently took over as the big boss a the utility, which has been under fire for its response to tropical storm Isaias last year and other storms that have caused major outages across Connecticut in the past decade.
We talked about the millions in fines his company may face for the way it handled the aftermath of Isaias and one of the big things that came out of the interview was an apology to the people of Connecticut. “I’m sorry,” Nolan said and he promised a big change in the way Eversource deals with future natural catastrophes which he says will increase due to climate change.
You can watch that interview at 10AM on This Week in Connecticut on WTNH and we will be joined by Attorney General William Tong, who has been all over Eversource for its Isaias response.
By the way, Nolan grew up in suburban Boston like me, and you’ll notice that eastern Massachusetts accent that took me so long to lose. It’s not a bad way to speak, but my first boss in Illinois told me to get rid of it, and by the time I was working in Michigan and Connecticut it was gone.
Also this morning on Channel 8, another big exclusive: baseball great Bobby Valentine talks with Jodi Latina about running for mayor. Valentine explains why he wants to enter Connecticut politics. Tune in for that this morning at 10:30 on Capitol Report with Tom Dudchik and crew. Also check out the chairs Jodi and Valentine sit in for their chat.
See you at 10 AM!