Connecticut Light & Power

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State Regulators Approve CL&P Rate Hike

Flat fees on residential bills will rise from $16 a month to $19.25. CL&P had asked for approval from the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to hike the rate to $25.50.

12/17/2014

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Regulators Propose Slashing CL&P Rate Increase

A draft decision issued Monday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reduces the amount sought by the utility by more than $100 million.

12/02/2014

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CL&P: Upgrades Have Made System More Resilient

Among the systemwide improvements, the utility has performed extensive tree-trimming, CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said.

11/26/2014

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Senator Urges Ratepayers To Sign Petition In Opposition Of CL&P’s Proposed Rate Hike

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.

11/19/2014

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Rate Hikes Approved For CL&P, United Illuminating Customers

The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Monday its approval of higher standard service rates proposed by Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.

11/18/2014

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CL&P Customers Await Decision On Rate Hikes

A decision by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on the increase will come by mid-December.

11/06/2014

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CL&P Rate Hike Foes Include Public Officials, Customers

Drawing the most criticism is the utility’s plan to hike its monthly fixed charge — what consumers pay before they use a single kilowatt of electricity — from $16 to $25.50.

10/07/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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