Tropical Storm Sandy left most of Ridgefield without power in October, and First Selectman Rudy Marconi wants to help residents keep the lights on.
According to the News Times, Marconi wrote to Connecticut Light & Power to urge the utility company to implement a program that would provide generators to customers.
Rather than paying the cost of a generator up front -- about $500 for a basic unit -- Marconi said CL&P should use its purchasing power to get such generators at a lower prices.
It could then sell them to customers, letting them pay through monthly installments added to their electricity bills.
A spokesperson said that the program is “worth consideration.”
Generators were a hot commodity during the height of the storm’s damage. Home Depot stores in the northeast received 750 truckloads of generators and other supplies.