Back in the 1940s, when much of Connecticut's current electric transmission system was built, we stayed cool by plugging in an oscillating fan. That fan has given way to central air conditioning, along with computers, entertainment systems and a list of appliances that grows longer every day. They all require power.
At no time is the value of a reliable electric transmission grid more apparent for Connecticut and New England than today.
CL&P has been providing for Connecticut's electric energy needs for over 100 years. Now we bringing the transmission system in southwest Connecticut up to the standard used throughout the rest of the state and New England.
Fifty percent of all of Connecticut's power is consumed in the southwest quarter of the state. Even with investments of more than $800 million in conservation programs for Connecticut since the 1980s, demand in southwest Connecticut is outpacing the rest of the state.
Our projects to improve Connecticut’s transmission system are designed to meet these growing energy needs for many years while connecting our customers to clean, competitively priced power elsewhere in the region.