Power lines carry electricity. (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

Powerful Storm Lashes Maine With Wind, Snow

Utilities called in reinforcements from across Atlantic Canada and New England on Monday as they began the slow and painstaking process of restoring power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses left in the dark following a powerful snowstorm.


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Electric Prices Jump For Customers Of Some Power Suppliers

Connecticut’s attorney general and consumer advocate warned electricity customers on Thursday about price spikes by some power suppliers that are nearly double what the two regulated utilities are charging.


A car that hit a snowbank is towed during a winter storm. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Coming Snow Could Slow Power Restoration Efforts

The ice that knocked out power to more than half a million people in the U.S. and Canada is stubbornly hanging on as frigid temperatures blanket a region from the Great Lakes to New England.


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ISO New England Says Winter Power “Sufficient”

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) _ New England’s electric grid operator says consumers can expect to have enough electricity to run their heating systems this winter. But ISO-New England said Wednesday that the region’s increased reliance on […]


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First Microgrid Sites Announced

The state has announced the first nine sites for the installation of small power stations that will keep electricity running during and immediately after major storms.


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Region’s Power Grid Manager Asks For Power Conservation During Heat Wave

ISO-New England says there is adequate power supply to meet the region’s power needs during this extended heat wave. Just the same, the manager of the power grid is asking consumers to voluntarily conserve. Suppplies […]


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Highest Snowfall Totals In Tolland County

A storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Connecticut, knocking out power to thousands and making a difficult commute for a second straight day.


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Overnight Winds Close Roads, Cut Off Power, Affect School Openings

Strong winds and rain which battered Connecticut overnight brought down trees, cutting power and closing roads.


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Power Grid Operator Gears Up For Super Bowl Demand

The operator of the region’s power grid, ISO New England, uses historical data to project demand on any given day.  This is also true for holidays and high-profile sporting events like this weekend’s Super Bowl […]


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Would Smaller Power Companies Be More Responsive?

For decades, conventional wisdom has held that when it comes to electric utilities, bigger is better. But after the widely criticized response to two major storms last year, Connecticut is exploring whether small, municipal utilities should take on more of the work done by investor-owned companies.