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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

News Release
CL&P and Yankee Gas Energy Assistance Forum Coming to Waterbury  
MEDIA CONTACT:Mitch Gross, CL&PKaren Samide, Yankee Gas
Office:(860) 665-5221(860) 665-5353
After Hours:(800) 789-2290(800) 789-2290

BERLIN, Conn. – October 6, 2010 Local social service providers from hospitals, senior centers, town governments, local assistance programs and religious organizations are invited to attend the 2010 Social Agency Forum on Energy, Thursday, October 14, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Holiday Inn, 3580 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Sponsored by Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and Yankee Gas, the forum will provide social service agencies, community-based organizations and public officials with updated information about utility payment plans, services and assistance, including the CL&P and Yankee Gas Matching Payment Programs, credit practices, energy assistance, educational programs, and weatherization programs.

Representatives from social service agencies can register online at either www.cl-p.com or www.yankeegas.com. They can also call (860) 665-3536 in the Hartford and Meriden calling areas, or (800) 286-5000, ext. 701-3536, in all other areas. Registration is free of charge.

The Social Agency Forum on Energy offers utility companies and social services staff an opportunity to strengthen and build relationships to better serve and represent limited- and fixed income utility customers.

In addition to CL&P and Yankee Gas, the Waterbury Social Agency Forum on Energy will have representatives from Connecticut Association for Human Services, Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control - Consumer Education Unit, Connecticut Department of Social Services, 2-1-1/United Way, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, New Opportunities, Inc., Operation Fuel, and University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System.

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 conservation, economic development and environmental stewardship. CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visitwww.cl-p.com.

Yankee Gas is Connecticut's largest natural gas distribution company, delivering clean, efficient, safe and reliable natural gas to more than 205,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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