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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 Norwalk
To Be Held October 19 at Continental Manor
MEDIA CONTACT:Mitch Gross, CL&PJeff Tilghman, Yankee Gas
Office:(860) 665-5221(860) 665-3931
BERLIN, Connecticut, October 10, 2006 -- Local social service providers from hospitals, senior centers, town governments, local assistance programs and religious organizations are invited to attend the 2006 Social Agency Forum on Energy, Thursday, October 19, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Continental Manor, 112 Main Street in Norwalk.
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 free of charge by calling (860) 665-3536 in the Hartford and Meriden calling areas, or (800) 286-5000, ext. 701-3536, in all other areas.
The Social Agency Forum offers utility companies and social services staff an opportunity to strengthen and build relationships to better serve and represent low-and fixed income utility customers.
In addition to CL&P and Yankee Gas, representatives from CTE, Inc., Connecticut Department of Social Services, Connecticut Association for Human Services, Connecticut Legal Services, Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control - Consumer Education Unit, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Hispanic Advisory Council, Infoline, National Executive Services Corps, Operation Fuel, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and the Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut, Inc. are scheduled to be in attendance.

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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 nearly 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 education. 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 196,000 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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