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Sen. Blumenthal Pushes For Federal Intervention Over CL&P Bill IncreaseThe push is on for federal intervention over fixed charges on many Connecticut electric bills.
Conn. Energy Official: Strained Natural Gas Supply Could Cause Hike In Price Of Power ResourcesCold 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.
Senator Urges Ratepayers To Sign Petition In Opposition Of CL&P's Proposed Rate HikeState 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 Customers Could See Rate Hike As Infrastructure Project ContinuesCL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.
Conn. AG Wants Better Transparency On Electric Company BillsMany 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.
Gov. Dannel Malloy Worries About Salt Shortage After Storm Smacks ConnecticutThough Connecticut experienced another heavy snowfall Thursday, the state escaped a serious hit, with far fewer power outages than originally predicted.
Blumenthal: CL&P Request To Charge Customers For Storm-Related Expenses 'Unacceptable'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.
Report: Greenwich Officials Probe CL&P On Possibility Of Underground Power LinesMitch 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.
Power Outages Dwindling Across RegionSoutheastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.
Regulators Approve $300M CL&P Plan To Strengthen SystemThe 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 Proposes Burying Power Lines In StamfordConnecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.