The Connecticut Light and Power Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(860) 947-2000

News Release

Frank Poirot
Office: (860) 665-3409
After Hours Phone: (800) 789-2290

CL&P to Move Giant Electrical Equipment into Wallingford at Night

BERLIN, Conn., April 29, 2013 — After spending weeks on the road, water and railway a new piece of electrical equipment will finish its journey from Nuremberg, Germany, to a Connecticut Light & Power facility in Wallingford.

The final five-mile leg of the trans-Atlantic trip will happen Tuesday night, making its way from the railroad in Durham to CL&P’s electric switching station in Wallingford. The new equipment, a shunt reactor, is similar in size to a large garden shed and weighs more than 260-thousand pounds. It’s designed to improve the stability and efficiency of Connecticut’s high voltage transmission system. The transportation and installation of the shunt reactor will not interrupt electric service to any homes or businesses in the area.

State and local police will be escorting the delivery convoy sometime after 8 p.m. - a time when traffic is light, to minimize inconvenience to residents. The delivery schedule is weather dependent, and adverse conditions could cause a delay of two or three days.

The route from Durham to Wallingford is as follows:

Exit Airline Industrial Park Road in Durham onto Route 157 South
Turn right onto Route 68/Durham Road, heading west
Cross into Wallingford along Route 68
Turn right, continuing on Route 68/Barnes Road
Turn right onto Research Parkway
Turn right onto Carpenter Lane
Turn left into the CL&P Switching Station

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Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU), transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.

The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses. With 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is improving the environments you live in, by offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental stewardship. CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit and follow us onTwitter @CTLightandPower.

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