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

News Release

Contacts: Frank Poirot
Office: (860) 665-3409
After Hours Phone: (800) 286-2000

Advisory: Aerial Patrols to Inspect Transmission Lines Across State

BERLIN, Conn., February 12, 2004 (NYSE: NU) – The Connecticut Light & Power Co. (CL&P) will be conducting aerial maintenance inspections of its transmission lines throughout Connecticut Monday, February 16 through Wednesday, February 18. A full schedule of the towns affected is below.

A low-flying helicopter will patrol the lines to identify maintenance issues. This is a routine part of CL&P’s annual maintenance program to assess the overall condition of lines as a result of general weathering. Flights will occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. Adverse flying conditions will require rescheduling of the flights.

Flight 1: Andover, Brooklyn, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Durham, East Haddam, East Lyme, Glastonbury, Haddam, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Lyme, Manchester, Mansfield, Middlefield, Middletown, Montville, Portland, Putnam, and Waterford.

Flight 2: Berlin, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Meriden, New Milford, Norwalk, Plymouth, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Southington, Stamford, Stratford, Thomaston, Trumbull, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

Flight 3: Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Branford, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Harwinton, Manchester, New Britain, New Hartford, North Branford, North Haven, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Vernon. Wallingford, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks.

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 more than 1.1 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is an active member in the communities it serves, offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental education. CL&P is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit
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