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

www.cl-p.com

News Release

Contacts: Janine Saunders
Office: (860) 665-3390

Media Advisory: CL&P to Host Public Open House


BERLIN, Connecticut, November 30, 2011 – Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) has rescheduled a public open house for residents living in eastern Connecticut to learn more about the proposed transmission upgrade, the Interstate Reliability Project, to Thursday, December 8, 2011. This event was originally scheduled for September 14, and later was rescheduled to November 3, 2011. Both dates were changed as a result of CL&P restoration activities associated with extreme weather.

Date, time and location:

Thursday, December 8, 2011, drop in anytime from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Mansfield Community Center
10 South Eagleville Road
Mansfield, CT

The proposed Interstate Reliability Project is designed to improve the reliability of the transmission system serving eastern Connecticut and the southern New England region. 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 December open house is the second of two regional events held by CL&P 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 project.

The open house schedule changes are not expected to affect the overall project schedule. An application for the project will be filed with the Connecticut Siting Council later this year, and the regulatory approval process is expected to take from 12 to 18 months. Construction is expected to begin in late 2013 or early 2014, pending approvals of the project's siting plans and permit applications.

For additional information on the Interstate Reliability Project, part of the New England East-West Solution (NEEWS), please visit
www.NEEWSprojects.com, or call 1-866-99NEEWS (1-866-996-3397).

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