Cold weather brings a spike in demand for heating, and energy officials in Connecticut explain constraints on natural gas pipelines that supply power plants may force the region to rely on other, more expensive power resources.
State Senator Art Linares is urging ratepayers throughout Connecticut to sign his petition in opposition of a rate hike being requested by Connecticut Light & Power.
CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.
Many electric companies lure customers in with cheap introductory rates and then mark them up. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of Connecticut consumers have switched electric suppliers in an effort to cut their monthly bill.
Though Connecticut experienced another heavy snowfall Thursday, the state escaped a serious hit, with far fewer power outages than originally predicted.
Check for the latest outage information in your city, town or village as the winter storm inflicts its damage to trees and power lines.
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.
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.