Small, Clean Energy Projects Chosen To Boost Power GridConnecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has chosen to move forward with 25 small-scale clean energy projects designed to help address New England's electricity constraints.
Powerful Storm Lashes Maine With Wind, SnowUtilities 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.
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.
Coming Snow Could Slow Power Restoration EffortsThe 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.
ISO New England Says Winter Power "Sufficient"
First Microgrid Sites AnnouncedThe 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.
Region's Power Grid Manager Asks For Power Conservation During Heat Wave
Highest Snowfall Totals In Tolland CountyA 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.
Overnight Winds Close Roads, Cut Off Power, Affect School OpeningsStrong winds and rain which battered Connecticut overnight brought down trees, cutting power and closing roads.
Power Grid Operator Gears Up For Super Bowl Demand
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.
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.