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

www.cl-p.com

News Release

Contacts: Frank Poirot
Office: (860) 665-3409

CL&P Postpones Mansfield Public Open House


BERLIN, Connecticut, September 12, 2011 – Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) has postponed a public open house for residents to learn more about the Interstate Reliability Project that was originally scheduled for September 14, 2011. CL&P is currently working with the town to set a new date for the event in late October or early November. Local public officials and residents on or near the proposed route have been notified of the postponement.

The proposed Project is designed to improve the reliability of the transmission system serving eastern Connecticut. The project route begins in Lebanon and continues through Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Chaplin, Hampton, Brooklyn, Pomfret, Killingly, Putnam and Thompson, and then extends through National Grid's service areas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The Mansfield open house will be the second of two regional events to update residents on the Project and receive their meaningful feedback. The first open house was held in Danielson on August 23, 2011. At the open houses, members of the CL&P project team are on hand to provide information and answer residents’ questions about the proposed Project.

Once the new open house date has been set, CL&P will notify local public officials and residents through mailings, advertisements in local newspapers, and the Project's web page.

For additional information on the Interstate Reliability Project, please visit www.NEEWSprojects.com, or call 1-866-99NEEWS (1-866-996-3397).

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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 and follow CL&P on Twitter @CTLightand Power.

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