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Northeast Utilities

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

A boarded up structure in Fairfield, Conn. ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival - Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Governor Malloy Issues ‘Katrina-Like Warning’ To Residents Who Defied Evacuation Orders

At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.

10/29/2012

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Gov. Malloy Approves Northeast Utilities Acquisition Of NStar

Northeast Utilities has agreed to a rate credit for customers, a separate rate freeze for distribution costs, $300 million for system improvements and other demands by Connecticut in exchange for state approval of the utility’s proposal to buy Boston-based NStar.

03/14/2012

A rare October snowstorm caused power outages all over the tri state area. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Credit Deadline Approaching For Connecticut Utility Customers Who Lost Power In October Storm

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.

01/29/2012

A damaged utility line is seen following the feak snowstorm - West Hartford, CT - Nov 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

CL&P Develops Plan To Boost Reliability In Wake Of Irene, Nor’easter Disasters

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.

12/15/2011

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

CL&P Has Rebate Fund For Customers Left Without Power After Nor’easter

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.

12/13/2011

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

CL&P CEO Jeff Butler Resigns Amid Post-Storm Criticism

Northeast Utilities says Jeff Butler has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power, which has come under fire for its handling of power outages after last month’s snowstorm.

11/17/2011

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Storm Review Panel Meeting To Discuss Handling Of Oct. Snowstorm

Panel co-chair Joe McGee says the committee will focus on better preparedness for faster recovery from intensifying storms.

11/09/2011

I-95 Near Laddins Rock Road - Greenwich, CT - Feb 1, 2011 - Photo: CT DOT

Connecticut Utilities Brace For More Winter Weather

Connecticut’s two utilities are bracing for the next round of winter, an ice storm that could bring down power lines and cause outages.

02/01/2011