Connecticut Light and Power

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


Utility Crews Staging - Collinsville Antiques in New Hartford (Bob Arthur Photo)

Storm’s Effect On Electric Rates To Be Determined

A rare October snow storm that caused record-breaking power outages could lead to increased electricity costs in Connecticut, where residents who endured days in the dark and cold already pay higher rates than any other state in the continental United States.


A fallen tree and snapped telephone pole blocked Cooke Street in Plainville after a snowstorm October 29. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

CL&P Continues to Take Heat

The pressure on Connecticut Light & Power intensified Friday with the governor announcing an independent investigation of the utility’s response to last week’s winter storm outages and a local fire department claiming the company’s response has led to safety issues.


(Courtesy CL&P)

CL&P Reminds Customers Crews Cannot Connect To Damaged Customer Equipment

As cleanup and power restoration continues after Tropical Storm Irene hit the state, Connecticut Light and Power is reminding customers that damage to customer-owned equipment must be repaired by licensed professional electricians before CL&P crews can connect power lines to the home.


(Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Outages Below 200,000 As Of Friday Morning

Utility crews in Connecticut restored power to more than 80,000 customers in the past 24 hours, dropping the number of outages below 200,000 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.