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

News Release
Energy Assistance Forum Coming to Waterbury  
MEDIA CONTACT:Mitch Gross, CL&PJeff Tilghman, Yankee Gas
Office:(860) 665-5221(860) 665-3931
After Hours:(800) 286-2000(800) 286-2000

BERLIN, Connecticut – October 16, 2008 Local social service providers from hospitals, senior centers, town governments, local assistance programs and religious organizations are invited to attend the 2008 Social Agency Forum on Energy, Wednesday, October 22, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Holiday Inn, 3580 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Sponsored by The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and Yankee Gas Services Company, 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 Community Action (CAFCA), Connecticut Association for Human Services, Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control - Consumer Education Unit, Connecticut Department of Social Services, Connecticut Legal Services, City of Waterbury Health Department, Healthcare for Homeless Vets Program, 2-1-1/United Way, New Opportunities, Inc., Operation Fuel, Silas Brunson Library, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and the Waterbury Health Access Program.
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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 an active member in the communities it serves, offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental stewardship. CL&P is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com.

Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 202,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut's energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.

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