Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.
Mitch Gross, a spokesman for the utility, said it’s reviewing the four locations to determine if reliability would be improved. He says burying cables would require much more than digging a trench.
Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.
The five-year “System Resiliency Plan” proposed by Connecticut Light & Power focuses on three initiatives: tree trimming, use of coated thicker-gauge wire, and strengthening utility poles, cross-arms and other equipment.
Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.
One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.
At its height, millions of people across the Tri-State area were left without electricity in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
The governor said Superstorm Sandy is over and the state has now begun the process of assessing damage and getting lives back to normal.
Tri-State Area officials are bracing for a gale-force storm that’s expected to hit most of the East Coast next week.
The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.
On Thursday, it will be very hot and humid with a high near the record of 97, last reached in 1988, according to AccuWeather. RealFeel temperatures are expected to be between 100 and 105 on Thursday.
Customers of Connecticut Light & Power, the state’s largest electric utility, are running out of time to apply for a credit to help compensate them for lengthy power outages following the freak October snowstorm.
After disastrous power outages following Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm, and with a new president at the helm, Connecticut Light & Power has unveiled a plan to boost the reliability of its electrical grid.
As many as 200,000 of the more than 800,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without power following the freak October snowstorm were left in the dark for a week or more.
The ‘Two Storm Panel’ is still investigating how to avoid a repeat of what happened after Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm.