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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

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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

John Pringal (L) and Thomas Debaise (South Windsor Police photo)

Men Charged With Trying To Steal Copper From Substation

South Windsor Police have arrested two men accused of trying to steal copper wire from a Connecticut Light and Power substation early Saturday.

12/19/2011

Nor'easter ( Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Utility Calls Reached Half-Million A Day During Storm

As Connecticut first began digging out from a major October snowstorm, its largest electric utility fielded as many as a half-million calls per day from customers who were angry and frustrated over widespread power outages.

12/15/2011

Jeff Butler

Butler Statement Says He’s Proud Of Response To Storm

The embattled former president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power says he is proud of its employees for their response to two recent major storm-related outages, but there are still “lessons to be learned.”

11/18/2011

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