Posts Tagged ‘ CL&P ’

Tree trimming plans bad for neighborhoods, may be illegal

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment spoke at a technical meeting March 5 regarding Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P) tree-trimming plan, hosted by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). The meeting, as well as a public information session this evening and a similar event March 6 in United Illuminating’s (UI) service territory, are part of an effort by PURA to gather public input and expert advice on the electrical utilities’ controversial proposals.



New Haven Streetlight Bill Cut $110K After UI ‘Fleecing’

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Looking over the city’s electric bill, Giovanni Zinn noticed something odd: United Illuminating was charging New Haven three times more than Connecticut Light & Power would to keep streetlights lit. Zinn (pictured) did some more digging, the city hired a lawyer, and now New Haven will save about $110,000 on streetlight power in the coming

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Sprague solar array chosen to provide power to state

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By
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An unused parcel of land straddling Lisbon and Sprague owned by Fusion Paperboard that will soon be home to a 20-acre solar array can already count two of Connecticut’s biggest utilities among its customers.



Dominion Acquires Solar Project in North-Central Connecticut

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
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The Somers Solar Center will use Kyocera Solar, Inc.’s, photovoltaic technology to produce enough electricity to supply nearly 1,400 homes. The electricity will go to Connecticut Light & Power Co. under a 20-year purchased-power agreement.



Legal victory could save millions for electric consumers

Jun 18th, 2013 | By
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A ruling in New Britain Superior Court last week found that the terms of a 2007 contract between Waterside Power LLC and the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection calls for electric customers to pay at a lower rate than the company that owns a Stamford power plant, had sought.



UI, CL&P pushing energy education on students, parents at 100 schools

May 16th, 2013 | By

The Energized Guyz recently entertained parents and students at East Haven’s Deer Run Elementary School. During the show, adults and children were educated on the importance of energy efficiency in the home and what they can do to make a difference. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the Energized Guyz.



United Illuminating, CL&P customers will receive utility bill reductions from nuclear power plant lawsuit

May 8th, 2013 | By

Connecticut utility regulators said Wednesday that United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power customers will collectively receive $75 million in electric bill reductions over the next three years as the result of a successful lawsuit against the federal government.



West Hartford Receives Nearly $400,000 In Energy Rebates

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

The town of West Hartford received $398,422.50 in energy rebates from Connecticut Light & Power as a reward for the completion of several projects that conserve energy.



Connecticut Light & Power Proposes Project to Strengthen the Region’s Electric Transmission Grid

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

Getting a glimpse of high voltage power lines buried underground usually requires heavy construction equipment and going into the trenches. However, next week CL&P invites residents to an open house for a close look at a proposed underground transmission project 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at The Stamford Government Center, Lobby, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT.



PURA Approves Reduction in Generation Rates for Electricity; Lower Costs Take Effect Jan. 1, 2013

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

CL&P’s residential generation rate will decrease about .7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), from the current rate of 8.279 cents/kWh to 7.615 cents/kWh. The generation cost for a CL&P residential customer using 750 k/h would decrease by about $5 a month. UI’s residential generation rate will decrease by just over 1 cent/kWh from the current rate of 8.727 cents/kWh to 7.6974cents/kWh. The generation cost for a UI residential customer using 750 kWh would decrease by about $7.50 a month.



Inside CT’s Unique Renewable Energy Credit Program

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

In hopes of spurring development of low-cost clean energy projects, Connecticut has taken a different approach to its newly established renewable energy credit (REC) market by conducting reverse auctions and offering project developers fixed-price, long-term contracts. Click on this environmental headline for more from Renew Grid.



CL&P to use helicopter to string new transmission lines

Nov 30th, 2012 | By

Towering more than 80 feet above ground, Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P’s) transmission wires carry high-voltage power across southern New England.  In an effort to strengthen the region’s power grid and reliability the company will be stringing new transmission lines in Waterford, Connecticut next week.  But unlike traditional cable-pulling work on the ground, these wires

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CL&P awards $6M to 76 renewable projects

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

Berlin electric utility Connecticut Light & Power awarded $6 million annually over 15 years to 76 solar and fuel cell projects in Connecticut, in the first year of the state’s 21-year, $1 billion program to proliferate clean energy installations. For more on this story, visit: CL&P awards $6M to 76 renewable projects | HartfordBusiness.com.



CT renewables program holds millions for small business

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Up to 150 small businesses could receive help installing renewable power systems this year when the state utilities open a $2.1 million program on a first-come, first-served basis. Electric utilities Connecticut Light & Power of Berlin and United Illuminating of New Haven will unveil a new zero emissions renewable energy credit program later this year

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Sixth grader, Jeremy Page recognized with Connecticut Light & Power Energy Award

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

Jeremy Page, a sixth grader at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, was recently honored with the Connecticut Light & Power Energy Award. The award was given to six young inventors including Page at the 29th annual statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), held at the University of Connecticut’s Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The entrants to

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Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund Announces Winners of 8th Annual Statewide Student Contest

May 23rd, 2012 | By

The eesmarts program’s student contest gives Connecticut students the opportunity to creatively promote energy efficient and renewable energy technologies



CL&P will recoup part of renewable energy investments

May 14th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Light & Power Company will recoup part of your investment in renewable energy projects like rooftop solar panels and fuel cells by selling renewable energy certificates to the utilities.



Rockville High Wins Fourth Annual CL&P Live Green – Win Green Contest (update)

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Watch all the videos on the CL&P web site.   Rockville to receive $20,000; Abbott Tech, Prince Tech and Cheyney Tech named runners-up; each gets $5,000 for green improvements BERLIN, Conn.  – April 16, 2012 — Rockville High School in Vernon is the winner of the 2011-12 Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) Live Green —

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Rewire Connecticut’s electrical system: Rewire Connecticut’s electrical system

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

Now that Connecticut’s electrical power has been fully restored, the typical governmental responses are kicking in: point fingers, hold hearings and propose changes to existing practices. And, as is also typical, the discussions will take place within a distinct silo of a single issue. In this case, it is the pre- and post-storm performance of Connecticut Light & Power. Jefferson B. Davies writes in The Hartford Courant.



Conn. electric utilities to offer customers credits for using renewable energy

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s two largest electric utilities have filed plans with state utility regulators for a program in which homes or businesses that use solar power or fuel cells would be eligible for quarterly energy credit payments. The New Haven Register reports. Click on the Environmental Headline for more of this story.