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Connecticut Light & Power Prepares For Summer With Upgrades

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Connecticut Light & Power has spent millions of to prepare its system for summer, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

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The hot and humid summer weather is just around the corner and CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said the system has been boosted to meet demand.

“When a customer flips that switch, they expect the power to be there to take care of their air conditioning,” Gross told Schneidau.

Gross said CL&P has spent more than $42 million to upgrade its infrastructure, which meant replacing transformers, as well as increasing circuit capacity in many communities.

They installed and replaced transformers at substations that serve the towns of Greenwich and Newtown and commissioned the new Sherwood Substation, which is supplying power to the town of Westport.

There are 20 communities which saw projects to increase circuit capacity.

Gross also said CL&P expects its ongoing tree trimming program will help reduce power outages in storms.

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