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CL&P Installs New Transformer in Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. — As part of a series of projects Connecticut Light & Power is completing in town, workers put in a new 60,000-pound transformer at its North Greenwich substation.

Traffic was held up Tuesday morning for the move. The new equipment is expected to strengthen the electrical system. The company promised to improve service reliability after a major power outage earlier this month that cut power to 5,643 Greenwich customers.

Previously, CL&P had completed a townwide inspection of all substation equipment and circuits to uncover potential vulnerabilities in the system.

CL&P plans to dedicate a single project manager, Brad Shaw, to oversee maintenance activities and the nine projects. The projects include a plan to separate two overhead circuits; a larger project to provide a new independent source of power to the North Greenwich Substation to be completed by the end of the year; and studies for a new bulk power substation in Greenwich.

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