With summer’s heat soon to be arriving in the region, Connecticut Light and Power is letting customers know the company is prepared for the traditional spike in electricity use. As higher temperatures prompt increased use of air conditioning in homes and businesses, demand for electricity across the region is at its highest during the summer months. CL&P is in the final stages of its annual preparations to ensure the electric delivery system will once again meet this summertime demand for power.
“While we work year-round to make our system stronger, the specific preparations for the summer months actually begin during the previous fall,” said Ken Bowes, vice president of energy delivery services at CL&P. “This year, we’re investing about $30 million in our system for greater reliability and to reduce the possibility of service interruptions for our customers, especially during the hot summer months when our system is pushed to its limits.”