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CL&P Reinforces Commitment to Work With Towns Along Middletown to Norwalk Transmission Route
Announces Plans to Provide Technical Advisor For Towns With Overhead Lines
BERLIN, Connecticut, May 27, 2005 —
The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) today announced it will provide a technical advisor to assist towns along the planned upgrade to its transmission facilities between Middletown, Connecticut, and Norwalk, Connecticut. Upon request, the advisor will work specifically with the towns where there will be overhead transmission lines and where there are new substations.
“Providing technical expertise will help facilitate the timely completion of the Development and Management plans and ultimately the project,” explained Lee Olivier, president of Northeast Utilities’ Transmission Group. “This action further demonstrates our company’s commitment to work with the communities along the planned route.”
The technical advisor will consult with the interested towns and answer questions about the design configuration options approved by the Connecticut Siting Council. As Development and Management plans are drafted, the advisor will be available to work with the town leaders, interested residents and CL&P to arrive at a selection of the design options and placement of structures.
The 69-mile Middletown to Norwalk project proposed by CL&P and United Illuminating was approved by the Connecticut Siting Council on April 7, 2005. The project is designed to bring the electric transmission system in southwest Connecticut up to national electric reliability standards.
The 13 towns where overhead transmission lines are part of the planned route are Bethany, Cheshire, Durham, Haddam, Hamden, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.
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