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Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

CL&P Customers Could Seek Rate Hike As Infrastructure Project Continues

CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.

05/12/2014

Thermostat (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

With Gov. Malloy’s announcement Monday, Connecticut became the first state to outline a cybersecurity plan in conjunction with the utilities.

04/15/2014

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

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

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

Conn. A.G. Wants Utilities To Pay For Failed Response To Irene, Halloween Storm

Connecticut’s Attorney General wants the state’s two major utilities to pay for what he called a failure to plan for and adequately respond to last year’s major storms.

06/11/2012

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