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

News Release
Events Being Held in New Britain, Waterbury, Hartford, New London, Stamford and Meriden
MEDIA CONTACT:CL&P, Mitch GrossYankee Gas, Jeff Tilghman
Office:(860) 665-5221(860) 665-3931
After Hours:(800) 286-2000(800) 286-2000

BERLIN, Connecticut – April 1, 2008 – During April and May, The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) are sponsoring Utility Days at community events throughout the state. Customers are invited to join CL&P and Yankee Gas at an upcoming Utility Day and learn ways to reduce their energy bill.

Utility Days, which are being held in partnership with Connecticut Statewide Legal Services, provide financially challenged customers with an opportunity to sign-up for CL&P and Yankee Gas energy 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 (CEEF) 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:

New Britain Utility Day
Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Connecticut Bar Association, 30 Bank Street, New Britain

Waterbury Utility Day
Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
New Opportunities, Inc. (NOW), 232 North Elm Street, 4th Floor, Waterbury

Hartford Utility Day
Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Community Renewal Team (CRT), 555 Windsor Street, Hartford

New London Utility Day
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of New London County, 106 Truman Street, New London

Stamford Utility Day
Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CTE, Inc. 34 Woodland Avenue, Stamford

Meriden Utility Day
Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Yankee Gas Service Center, 56 Cooper Street, Meriden

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 CEEF 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 and Power administers the CEEF 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.

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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 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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