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

www.cl-p.com

News Release

Contacts: Mitch Gross
Office: 860-665-5221
After Hours Phone: 800-789-2290

CL&P Investing $42.3 Million in Summer Preparations
Getting system ready for peak demand season


BERLIN, Conn. – May 17, 2012 – Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) is in the final stages of a $42.3 million program to upgrade and strengthen its infrastructure across the state as the 2012 summer season – the time of greatest electricity consumption – approaches. Every year, CL&P begins preparations for the summer during the previous fall to reduce the possibility of service interruptions for customers.

"We are always working to ensure that our system can meet the demands that are put on it," said Ken Bowes, vice president - Customer Operations at CL&P. "These proactive improvements mean greater reliability for our customers.”

CL&P has taken a number of steps to prepare for the peak demand summer months and better serve its 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns across Connecticut, including:

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 www.cl-p.com , like us on Facebook at facebook.com/CTLightandPower and follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.
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