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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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 lawsuitMay 8th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The eesmarts program’s student contest gives Connecticut students the opportunity to creatively promote energy efficient and renewable energy technologies
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.
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 —
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.
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.