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CL&P Receives National Honors for Superstorm Sandy Performance

  CL&P Receives National Honors for Superstorm Sandy Performance

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BERLIN, Conn. -- January 10, 2013

Following the widespread devastation of Superstorm Sandy,  Connecticut Light &
Power (CL&P) is receiving national honors for its successful power
restoration. Today, the company was presented with the Edison Electric
Institute’s (EEI) Emergency Recovery Award in recognition of extraordinary
efforts undertaken to restore electrical service following severe weather
conditions or natural events.

“CL&P was faced with a major restoration effort following Sandy,” said EEI
President Tom Kuhn. “Getting the lights back on quickly and safely is never
easy following these natural disasters. It takes strong commitment, advanced
planning, and great execution. CL&P responded with all three. They’re a great
example for the nation’s electric power industry. I congratulate them.”

Additionally, Northeast Utilities, parent company of CL&P, was selected as a
winner of the EEI 2012 Emergency Assistance Award, which recognizes
extraordinary efforts undertaken in restoring electric service to another
utility company that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other
natural events.

“These national honors truly belong to our employees, who were the driving
force behind our successful restoration in hard-hit Connecticut, and our
extensive mutual aid support,” said Bill Quinlan, CL&P’s Senior Vice President
for Emergency Preparedness. “Superstorm Sandy caused epic devastation up and
down the eastern seaboard, and through tremendous hard work, our employees
demonstrated their commitment to serving our customers and communities, as
well as others in need.”

Superstorm Sandy impacted all 149 cities and towns served by CL&P and in the
days that followed, crews worked to restore power to more than 850,000
customers. In some areas, entire portions of the electric system were rebuilt,
with over 1,700 new poles set and more than 100 miles of wire restrung. Once
restoration was complete in Connecticut, crews from CL&P, and other NU
companies, supported the ongoing efforts in neighboring New York and New
Jersey by sending line crews and field personal to restore power in those
areas.

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU),
transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and
towns. For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com, like us on Facebook
(facebook.com/CTLightandPower) and follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.

Contact:

Connecticut Light & Power
Tricia Taskey Modifica
Office: 860-665-4605
After Hours: 800-789-2290
 
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