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Monday, December 15, 2014

Stamford Electric Grid Upgrade Completed

Connecticut Light & Power has completed a nearly nine-month long project designed to improve electric reliability in Stamford.

Work on the project started in March and was completed at the end of last month, CL&P officials said.The Stamford Reliability Cable Project covered about 1.5 miles through the Fairfield County community's downtown and made its way beneath the Metro North commuter rail as well as along highway corridors. The project connected two existing substations in the city's Glenbrook and South End neighborhoods with 115,volt cables, according to CL&P officials.

 In the photo shown at left, members of the Stamford Fire Department are briefed by a project contractor on the tunneling operation under the Metro-North Railroad right of way near Lincoln Avenue.

Dwayne Basler, vice president of transmission projects, engineering & maintenance for Northeast Utilities, CL&P's corporate parent said the project is an example of a highly targeted investment in the utility company's distribution network. 

 “These investments ensure reliable, cost-effective energy for our customers and support the continued economic growth in southwest Connecticut,” Basler said in a statement..

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