Durham attorney tapped as municipal electric consumer advocate


Durham attorney Bill Kowalski has been appointed the first municipal electric consumer advocate for customers of the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC).

Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz made the appointment Monday now that the position has been authorized in state law. Kowalski will operate independently from Katz's office in his new role, Katz said.

Kowalski served as an attorney at the Office of Consumer Counsel early in his career, before joining the law department at Aetna.

"The CMEEC consumer advocate will need to really understand the very complex financial matters involved in utility matters to effectively represent customers, so I am pleased that this is one of Bill's strengths," Katz said.

Kowalski officially starts in his new role on Jan. 1.