Simsbury (Jeff Hugabonne/WTIC Photo)

No Projection On Power Restoration

Connecticut’s largest utility is handling large-scale power outages following Superstorm Sandy as it did after last year’s destructive autumn snow storm in nearly every way but one: no restoration projections.


File image of a tree and power lines on Route 10 in Simsbury.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Union Linemen Critical Of CL&P Staffing

Connecticut Light & Power’s unionized linemen rallied at the State Capitol over what they say are inadequate staffing levels.


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Regulators May Cut Utility Profit For “Inadequate” Storm Response

Connecticut regulators harshly criticized the state’s biggest utility on Wednesday for its “deficient and inadequate” handling of two massive storms last year and held out the possibility of cutting its allowed profit as punishment for extensive outages affecting hundreds of thousands of customers.


Damage from Tropical Storm Irene in South Windsor. Image courtesy of South Windsor Police.

CL&P To Spend $300 Million For Storm Preparedness

Connecticut Light & Power has filed a plan with state regulators to spend $300 million over five years to strengthen its system against storms.


October nor'easter utility plea (Courtesy William Kuntz)

Report: CL&P Not Prepared For Autumn Storm

An independent consultant says Connecticut’s largest utility wasn’t prepared for a record-setting snowstorm in October and its failure to put repair crews in place before the storm delayed efforts to restore power.



CL&P Head Butler Resigns Amid Post-Storm Criticism

Northeast Utilities says Jeffrey 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.


October nor'easter utility plea (Courtesy William Kuntz)

Attorney General Will Look Into Handling Of Power Loss

Connecticut’s attorney general says he will research whether the state’s largest utility broke any laws in its handling of outages that affected thousands of people for more than a week.


(Pool photo/Bettina Hansen/Hartford Courant)

NU Offers $10M For Outage Relief

The parent company of Connecticut’s largest electric utility is offering $10 million to establish a fund to help residential customers who experienced losses because of a rare October snowstorm.


Robert Simmons (L) and Richard Simmons (South Windsor Police photos)

Two Men Charged With Stealing Transformer

Two Enfield men are under arrest on charges that they stole a downed electrical transformer from a street in Enfield Tuesday.


Burlington (Courtesy Mike  R)

Fire Department Blasts Slow Removal Of Downed Wires

A Connecticut fire department is blasting the state’s largest utility provider, saying the company should bear the blame if any of its town residents die in emergencies connected to the area’s lengthy power outage.