Tag: Utility

Eversource sued for $10M, as consultant says big utility crushed his small firm by refusing to pay for work performed

A small father-and-son consulting firm in Rocky Hill has is suing for at least $10 million in damages from Eversource after the big utility suddenly stopped paying for work performed this year, resulting in the furlough of nearly all the consultant’s 13 employees and imminent insolvency.



Tzi Ma et al. standing in front of a window posing for the camera: Loon-Kar Tan, left, and his son, Alan Tan, at the Rocky Hill offices of PenangBenny Consulting, their limited liability corporation, which is suing Eversource for $10 million based on a claim that the utility has refused to pay for work they performed


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Loon-Kar Tan, left, and his son, Alan Tan, at the Rocky Hill offices of PenangBenny Consulting, their limited liability corporation, which is suing Eversource for $10 million based on a claim that the utility has refused to pay for work they performed

PenangBenny Consulting LLC — co-owned by founder-president Loon-Kar “Benjamin” Tan and his son and chief operating officer, Alan Tan — filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Hartford this week.

The Tans claim Eversource told them to keep performing work and submitting invoices in the months after its contract expired at the end of

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AEP Recognized As A Top Utility For Economic Development

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Site Selection magazine has named American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) one of the nation’s Top Utilities in Economic Development.

Every year, Site Selection evaluates utilities’ corporate project investment and job creation on a cumulative and per-capita basis. AEP is one of 20 companies to receive the recognition.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized once again by Site Selection for bringing growth and valuable jobs to our service territory,” said Mark James, vice president of Sales, Economic and Business Development. “Our economic development programs are a reflection of AEP’s commitment to delivering more than energy to our customers. We’ll continue to work with businesses to meet their strategic goals, while also partnering with our communities to create new economic opportunities.”

In 2019, AEP’s economic and business development team helped attract more than $4.1 billion in capital investments and 8,636 jobs in the company’s

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