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) 789-2290

CL&P Transmission Upgrade Completed in Stamford Ahead of Schedule
Improvements enhance reliability in Southwest Connecticut

(BERLIN, Conn. – December 9, 2014) After nearly nine months of intense construction in a busy section of Stamford, Connecticut Light & Power has completed the Stamford Reliability Cable Project ahead of schedule and under budget. This project is part of a long-term plan to improve electric reliability to the power grid that serves the growing needs of Stamford and surrounding area.

The approximate 1.5 mile project route threads through downtown, and important commuter rail and highway corridors; connecting two existing
substations in the Glenbrook and South End neighborhoods. This active area presented unique construction challenges that were met by the project team with several creative solutions that included:
“The Stamford Reliability Cable Project continues CL&P’s strong track record of making targeted investments to improve our system,” said Dwayne Basler, Vice President of Transmission Projects, Engineering & Maintenance for Northeast Utilities, parent company of CL&P. “These investments ensure reliable, cost-effective energy for our customers and support the continued economic growth in southwest Connecticut.”

The Stamford Reliability Cable Project is part of a series of upgrades to CL&P’s electric system in the Stamford and surrounding area. Together these projects will improve reliability of service and meet the growing customer demand for power.

For additional information on the Stamford Reliability Cable Project, please visit, or call 1-800-793-2202.

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU), transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter@CTLightandPower.

Frank Poirot
(860) 665-3409


Top Photo - Traffic moves easily on South State Street as the electrical cable is pulled into new conduits under the street.

Bottom Photo – Prior to drilling, members of the Stamford Fire Department are briefed by a project contractor on the tunneling operation under the Metro-North Railroad right of way near Lincoln Avenue.

Project Route Map

Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU) is a Fortune 500 diversified energy company located in Connecticut with operations throughout the Northeast.  Through its competitive and regulated subsidiaries, NU provides Energy for a Changing World, with a full range of energy products and services to millions of residential and business customers from Maine to Maryland.  From delivering electricity and natural gas, to marketing energy commodities, to operating and maintaining power plant facilities, NU is committed to safety, reliability and expanding consumers' energy options.  For more information on Northeast Utilities and its subsidiaries, visit the NU family of Web sites at

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