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Connecticut Light & Power

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

CL&P Customers To Sound Off In Stamford On Proposed Rate Hike

CL&P, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, is seeking permission from regulators to raise both the fixed and usage rates.

08/28/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

AARP, Blumenthal Fight Proposed CL&P Rate Hike

A fight is brewing over a request by Connecticut’s largest utility to raise rates by $232 million to upgrade equipment following destructive storms.

08/26/2014

Electric meter (credit: clipart.com)

Conn. AG Wants Better Transparency On Electric Company Bills

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.

02/24/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Dannel Malloy Worries About Salt Shortage After Storm Smacks Connecticut

Though Connecticut experienced another heavy snowfall Thursday, the state escaped a serious hit, with far fewer power outages than originally predicted.

02/13/2014

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

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.

04/01/2013

Bridgeport Street Feb. 12 (CBS 2)

Bridgeport, Conn., Residents Furious They Are Still Snowed In 4 Days Later

Streets remain blocked. Some residents remain snow-bound. Even main drags are choked with ice and snowpack. Some suggested Tuesday they’d be better off anywhere else.

02/12/2013

A shot of Corona, Queens, sent in by 1010 WINS listener Edwin Collantes.

Power Outages Dwindling Across Region

Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.

02/10/2013

Bayonne, New Jersey (credit: Nicholas Macchia)

Widespread Power Outages Across Tri-State, But Area Spared Worst Of Storm’s Wrath

Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.

02/09/2013

LIPA crews working. (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Looking To Avoid Repeat Of Sandy, Say They’re Ready

Heavy snow and strong winds could knock down trees and power lines.

02/08/2013

Two storms were set to collide over the Tri-State Area on Feb. 8, 2013, leading to huge amounts of snowfall and blizzard conditions throughout the region. (Graphic: CBS 2)

Monster Snowstorm Bears Down On Tri-State Area; Blizzard Warning Issued

How much and how bad? That seems to be the question on everybody’s mind Thursday as two powerful storm systems head toward the Tri-State Area.

02/07/2013

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

Regulators Approve $300M CL&P Plan To Strengthen System

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.

01/16/2013

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

Connecticut Light & Power Proposes Burying Power Lines In Stamford

Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.

01/02/2013

Generators in use after Sandy (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ridgefield First Selectman Wants CL&P To Sell Customers Generators

One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.

11/26/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy tours damage from Sandy in Stonington (credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy: Sandy Response Better Than Irene, Halloween Storm

Malloy credits, in large part, the drills held over the summer for the response to Sandy.

11/08/2012

Sandy's damage in Connecticut (credit: Governor's Office)

CL&P Pledges Restoration By Tues. As Napolitano Tours Sandy Damage In Connecticut

Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for Connecticut Light & Power, told reporters on Thursday he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

11/01/2012

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