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Hartford, CT 06141-0270
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News Release

Contacts: Frank J. Poirot
Office: 860-665-3409
After Hours Phone: 800-789-2290

Connecticut Light & Power Proposes Project to Strengthen the Region's Electric Transmission Grid
Public Invited to Open House to Learn More

STAMFORD, Connecticut, January 2, 2013 – Getting a glimpse of high-voltage power lines buried underground usually requires heavy construction equipment and going into the trenches. However, next week Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) invites residents to an open house for a close look at a proposed underground transmission project at the Stamford Government Center.

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Stamford Government Center, Lobby, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT

The Stamford Reliability Cable Project, a $47 million transmission upgrade, is aimed at providing an additional path for the flow of electricity within the city while improving reliability of the high-voltage grid serving southwest Connecticut. The project proposes installation of a new 115,000-volt underground transmission line extending about 1.5 miles, connecting two CL&P substations in the city.

This project will also bring important economic benefits to Stamford. First, it will create new, local jobs during construction. Second, the project’s improvements in reliability of the transmission grid serving Stamford are important to both existing customers and new customers moving to Stamford. Third, the upgraded infrastructure will generate significant new tax revenue to the city once it is complete.

If approved by the Connecticut Siting Council, project construction is scheduled to begin in 2014 with completion scheduled for later that year. For additional information on the Stamford Reliability Cable Project, please visit, or call 1-800-793-2202.

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 efficiency, community partnerships, and environmental stewardship.  CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU).  For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.

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