Northeast Utilities, parent company of Connecticut Light & Power, announced on Nov. 29 a billing credit of $100 to $200 for CL&P residential customers who were without power after noon on Nov. 5 as a result of the storm. The exact amount of the credit will depend on the number of customer requests.
According to a company statement, the fund will be open for applications beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7. On Dec. 7, CL&P will begin contacting qualified residential customers to inform them of their eligibility to apply for the credit.
Also at that time, qualified customers can choose to apply at www.cl-p.com or by calling 888-566-9257. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2012. Credits will begin to be applied to the customer’s February billing statement. No release of legal claims will be necessary in order to receive compensation from the fund, the company statement said.
Those customers who filed information through 211 for claims associated with the storm after the initial fund was announced will receive a credit on their bill without further application required if they are eligible.
Glastonbury was among the towns hardest hit by the storm and I urge residents to take advantage of the rebate program. I also want to thank all those who joined me in efforts to shine a spotlight on the consequences of the storm.