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) 947-2000

CL&P Brings Innovative Technology to Middletown to Strengthen Transmission Network

BERLIN, Connecticut — August 5, 2009 — The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU), is strengthening its high-voltage transmission network in Middletown, Conn., using a state-of-the-art splice technology. The innovative cable connection process enhances the CL&P transmission system to provide safe, reliable and clean energy to its customers.

The work will not interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.

CL&P will be performing this work in two phases on the south side of Middletown, in the Maromas area. The first phase of work is scheduled between Monday, August 10, and Monday, August 31, weather permitting. The second phase will be scheduled over several days in late October.

The splice work creates a sound that is similar to the final aerial burst of a commercial fireworks display. The process is safe and has been approved by federal, state and local officials.

During the first phase of work, about two detonations will be scheduled each day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. To preview the work, please go to, click on Project Information for Customers and click on Technical Innovations.

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

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