Power

Utility Surveys Customers On Storm Response

The United Illuminating Co. is surveying customers to find out what they thought of the utility’s work restoring power during and after Superstorm Sandy.

11/21/2012

File photo of snow from a Nor'easter. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Nor’easter Brings New Snow, Wind To Conn.

A nor’easter is bringing Connecticut its first snowfall of the season along with strong gusty winds only days after Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

11/07/2012

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Utility Companies Say All Polling Places Will Have Power Tuesday

Connecticut utility companies say all polling places in the state will have power on Election Day on Tuesday, although some might be running on generator power.

11/05/2012

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.

10/30/2012

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Utilities Prep For Storm-Related Problems

Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit the region early next
week.

10/25/2012

Millstone Power Station (Courtesy Dominion Resources, Inc)

Hot Water In Sound Prompts Shutdown Of Millstone 2 Nuclear Plant

Federal energy regulators say Connecticut’s nuclear power plant has shut down one of two units because water from Long Island Sound used to operate the plant is too hot following the hottest July on record.

08/13/2012

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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.

08/01/2012

Electric Meters (Riswan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

Forecast For Adequate Summer Electric Power In Region

The northeastern United States and several Canadian provinces should have sufficient electrical power this summer due to more generating capacity and the slow economic recovery that is reducing demand, according to a group that promotes power reliability.

05/10/2012

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Advice On Embracing Solar Power In Your Connecticut Home

Since the July 2011 initiative to fund clean energy in Connecticut, clean-energy initiatives have exploded. Start sorting through the options that make sense for your home.

05/02/2012

Uconn Health Center sign

Hospital Power Back On At Full Strength

After about 12 hours running on generators, the UConn Health Center is back up and running at 100 percent power.

01/03/2012

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