As the state’s largest electric utility, the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, safely delivering reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses. CL&P is committed to Connecticut, and committed to becoming a leader in emergency preparedness and response, a mission everyone who works here takes personally. With 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, we offer programs to help you save energy and money; we support our communities through economic development, sponsorships and volunteerism; we invest in infrastructure and programs to meet future energy needs; and we are stewards of our natural environment.
Today, 59 percent of CL&P customers rely on CL&P to purchase power for them. We scour supply markets to procure the lowest-price power and buy it through competitive solicitations in the New England wholesale power market. These costs are passed through to customers without any markup.
Other customers have chosen a supplier by shopping for electricity based on environmental priorities, special services, or the lowest price.
All customers continue to rely on CL&P to deliver their power, wherever they buy it. We are dedicated to keeping the costs we do control, transmission and distribution, as low as possible. Moreover, as Connecticut's demand for electric power continues to grow, we're investing in our energy future by strengthening the regional transmission system.
|CL&P Operating Statistics*|
|Total Assets||$9,142,088,000||Electric Energy Sales |
(in kilowatt-hours [kWh])
|22.1 billion kWh|
|CL&P System Statistics*|
|Overhead Lines (circuit miles)||1,625|
|Underground Cables (cable miles)||403|
|Transformer Capacity (in kilovolt-amperes [kVa])||3,117,000|
|Overhead Lines (pole miles)||18,375|
|Underground Lines (conduit bank miles)||1,154|
|Transformer Capacity (in kVa)||18,487,000|
|Combined CL&P Transmission and Distribution|
|Underground and Overhead Line Transformers In Service||337,727|
|Aggregate Capacity (in kVa)||28,398,407|
* As of December 31, 2012
CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). NU operates New England's largest energy delivery system. If you are interested in a career in electric utilities, visit the NU website to see current job opportunities and apply online.