STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s largest utility is proposing to spend $47 million to bury power lines to improve electric reliability 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.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Brooklyn
Critics who said CL&P, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, restored power too slowly after powerful storms in 2011 urged the utility to bury lines to avoid power outages.READ MORE: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
However, spokesman Frank Poirot said Wednesday that the Stamford project was proposed four or five years ago to keep up with rising demand for electricity in the populous southwestern Connecticut city. He says burying lines is feasible in urban, densely populated areas.
CL&P has invited the public to view the project at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Stamford Government Center.MORE NEWS: As State And City Leaders Grapple With Gun Violence, Man Caught With Loaded Weapon On Subway In Times Square
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