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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 Announce Eight Utility Days  
MEDIA CONTACT:Mitch Gross, CL&PJeff Tilghman, Yankee Gas
Office:(860) 665-5221(860) 665-3931
Events being held in Stamford, New London, Torrington, New Britain, Waterbury, Hartford, Meriden and Willimantic

BERLIN, Connecticut – March 8, 2010 – Customers who may be having trouble paying their Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) or Yankee Gas utility bills can get some help at upcoming Utility Days throughout the state. Customers are invited to meet with CL&P and Yankee Gas representatives at one of these events to make special payment arrangements and learn ways to reduce their energy bills.

"This difficult economic environment means some of our customers are having a tougher time paying their utility bills and need help," said Jessica Brahaney Cain, director of Customer Solutions for CL&P and Yankee Gas. "Utility Days make it easy for them to access services that can help them manage their energy use and utility payments. It's 'one-stop shopping' with local community action agencies, legal and utility company representatives all available at the same time."

In 2009, more than 3,000 customers took advantage of the Utility Day events.

Utility Days, held in partnership with Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc., provide financially challenged customers with an opportunity to qualify and sign-up for CL&P and Yankee Gas special assistance programs and services. Customers are asked to bring copies of their latest utility bills. The events also help bring energy awareness to CL&P and Yankee Gas customers through informational and educational displays, giveaways and materials. Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to find out if they are eligible to participate in the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund's free weatherization program. Called WRAP, this in-home program helps customers save energy by repairing leaks and drafts, providing energy-efficient lighting and other services that can help reduce energy costs.

The current schedule is:
For more information and tips on how to use energy efficiently, please visit www.cl-p.com, www.yankeegas.com or www.ctenergyinfo.com.

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund promotes efficient energy use, helps residents and businesses save on their electric bills, advances economic development, reduces electric demand and helps reduce air pollution. Connecticut Light & Power administers the Fund through conservation programs that serve residential customers, including low- and fixed-income customers, as well as business and municipal customers. Connecticut’s energy-efficiency programs are funded by the conservation charge on customers' utility bills. Additional information on Connecticut's energy-efficiency programs can be found at www.ctenergyinfo.com or by calling 1-877-WISEUSE.

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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