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Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) Application

On January 18, 2013, CL&P filed an application to the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction of the Stamford Reliability Cable Project.

CL&P plans to construct and operate a new 115-kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line in Stamford, Conn. The Stamford Reliability Cable Project would extend approximately 1.5 miles between two existing CL&P substations, the Glenbrook Substation on Lincoln Avenue and the South End Substation on Manhattan Street.

This proposed project will improve the transmission system in the Stamford area so customers will have reliable electric power to meet their growing energy needs. It will also ensure that the areas electric grid conforms to national and regional reliability standards.

See the CL&P bill insert for Stamford customers to provide notice of proposed construction of the high-voltage transmission line.

The filing consists of 16 sections and 5 appendices. Please note that volumes that contain photographs are quite large and may take a considerable amount of time to download if you are using a 28K or 56K modem.

Table of Contents PDF(243KB)


Municipal Consultation Filing Process

Involving the public and municipal leaders throughout the proposed project is an important part of the planning process. For an electric transmission line project, such as the Stamford Reliability Cable Project, the Municipal Consultation phase is the first step in the siting review process, as defined by the Connecticut state statutes. The statutes require that an applicant for a new electric transmission line provide certain information on the proposed project to Connecticut municipal officials in communities affected by the proposed transmission routes, and to seek recommendations from each town before the filing of an application. To learn more about the siting process and opportunities for you to participate, visit the Connecticut Siting Council website.

Open House

CL&P held an open house on January 8, 2013, in Stamford to allow local residents and business owners a chance to ask questions about the proposed project. The Stamford Reliability Cable Project is designed to strengthen the reliability of the power grid in Stamford and southwest Connecticut.

Municipal Consultation Filing (MCF)

The Stamford Reliability Cable Project Municipal Consultation Filing (MCF) was filed with the City of Stamford, Conn., on September 7, 2012. The MCF provides information concerning the public need, site selection process and environmental effects of the proposed project.

The MCF is the official start to the Connecticut Siting Council's siting application process and is required by statute. The purpose of the MCF is to solicit community input on the proposed project. In order to facilitate the MCF process, CL&P offers to meet with the chief elected and other officials of the affected municipalities to explain the project and provide information on the proposed project route, including the route selection process and the environmental effects.

Please note that volumes containing photographs are quite large, and may take a considerable amount of time to download if you are using a 28K or 56K modem.

Stamford Reliability Cable Project Municipal Consultation Filing

Connecticut Siting Council Public Hearings

On March 28, 2013, the Connecticut Siting Council conducted a field review of the proposed routes and a local public hearing.

An additional evidentiary hearing was held on June 20, 2013, as part of the Supplemental Filings and reopened evidentiary record for CL&P's application filing.

Filings and CSC Action

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