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Friday, May 31, 2013

CL&P Prepares For Summer Heat

Connecticut Light and Power is in the final stages of its annual electric delivery system tune-up to make sure it will be capable of holding up to the increased demand for electricity during the summer months.

The utility is investing about $30 million in system improvements, according to Ken Bowes, vice president of energy delivery services at CL&P.


"While we work year-round to make our system stronger, the specific preparations for the summer months actually begin during the previous fall," Bowes said in a statement.

CL&P has been upgrading underground systems that serve densely populated areas.  The utility also uses infrared cameras in helicopters to do surveys of  transmission lines. These surveys, along with ground inspections at more than 200 electrical substations help identify potential trouble spots in the distribution system.

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