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Union Approves New Contract with C L and P

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest utility and the union that represents about 1,100 workers reached a contract agreement Thursday that proposes a wage increase of about 11 percent over four years. Frank Cirillo, a […]

01/17/2013

Simsbury (Jeff Hugabonne/WTIC Photo)

CL&P Projects “Substantial” Power Restoration By Monday Or Tuesday

Connecticut Light and Power is projecting “substantial completion” of power restoration
by Monday or Tuesday of next week,

11/01/2012

Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 29 (NOAA/Getty Images)

Utilities May Offer Storm Restoration Projections Thursday

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Executives at Connecticut’s two main utilities say they’ll tell customers on Thursday when power will be restored, three days after Hurricane Sandy and the hybrid storm it spawned pounded the Northeast […]

10/31/2012

(Courtesy websites, CL&P, UI)

Floodwaters Threaten Electric Substations

The threat of flooding is prompting United Illuminating to de-energize three substations in Bridgeport. The move will leave about 52-thousand customers in Bridgeport and surrounding towns in the dark.

10/29/2012

Flooding Could Affect Utility Substations

Connecticut’s governor says he expects Monday night’s high tide will cause flooding that will take out power substations and sewage treatment facilities along the state’s shoreline.

10/29/2012

Simsbury Town Offices.

A Year Later, Simsbury Confident With Storm Plan

Just about a year after Simsbury was among the hardest hit municipalities from an October snowstorm, town officials have already met to discuss the possibility of a visit next week in some form from Hurricane […]

10/25/2012

.(Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

Utility Workers To Vote On Contract Offer

Workers at Connecticut’s largest utility may inch closer to a strike when they vote Thursday and Friday on a contract offer that the union’s leadership has recommended be rejected.

10/03/2012

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.

07/10/2012

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

Expanded Tree-Cutting Program Aims To Reduce Outages In Next Big Storm

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation and the state’s largest electric utility, armed with millions of dollars in extra resources, are both aggressively taking chain saws to many of the state’s trees– the main culprits in last year’s storms that left roads blocked and thousands of residents without power for days.

03/11/2012

Nor'easter ( Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Storm Credits to Be Issued By CL&P

Connecticut Light & Power says roughly 192,000 customers who experienced extended outages following an October snow storm will receive credits in next month’s bills.

02/02/2012

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