Story | Jul 28, 2014 | 5:40 PM
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Story | Aug 26, 2014 | 2:21 PMThumbs down to Connecticut Light & Power for proposing an outrageous increase in its fixed monthly customer charge. It's suggesting a 59 percent hike in its flat-rate service charge. What?! That would increase a consumer's bill by $114 per year, hiking it from $16 a month to $25.50, regardless of how little energy the customer may use. The company says the rate request is "to make important capital investments in Connecticut's electric infrastructure." But compare the CL&P rate to Boston Edison's fixed charge of $6.43 monthly and the Western Massachusetts Electric Co. charge of $6 — all of them subsidiaries of Northeast Utilities. CL&P's proposal is unfair to all its customers, but especially to those of limited means.
Story | Mar 21, 2014 | 11:20 AM
Story | Jun 1, 2011 | 5:44 PM
Story | Nov 5, 2011 | 2:03 PM
The ranks of line crews at Connecticut Light & Power Co. are so thin that it's not unusual for workers to be on call eight out of 13 weekends, especially during the summer vacation season, a longtime line worker said. "It puts a lot of pressure on your...