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CL&P Prepares for the Next Big One

After two major storms ravaged its service area, the utility increased its tree-trimming budget almost 100% and ramped up emergency planning efforts.

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) has embarked on an ambitious campaign to provide more reliable service and minimize the impacts of major storms to people, property and Connecticut's economy. A key component of the work, in cooperation with state, local and private individuals, is a nearly 100% increase in the utility's tree-trimming budget. In 2011, two major storms, less than two months apart, ravaged Connecticut's electrical infrastructure, severely impacted commerce

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