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To Beat The Summer Heat, Connecticut Light And Power In Final Stages Of $33 Million Power Upgrade

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – Connecticut Light & Power is in the final stages of a $33 million power upgrade to prepare for the summer heat.

Spokesman Mitch Gross says the idea is to make certain the power equipment is in top-notch condition for the summer power surge.

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“By spotting these problems ahead of time and repairing them ahead of time, if there is a problem we reduce the length and complexity of outages for our customers,” said Gross.

Gross says one-third of that $33 million has been spent upgrading transformers at substations in the lower Fairfield County area where summertime demand is especially high.

CL&P serves 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns across Connecticut.

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