State Representative Tim Ackert (R- Coventry) held an informational forum at Coventry High School last night along with representatives from Northeast Utilities and Connecticut Light and Power to give residents the opportunity to speak directly to representatives from the utility company.
“This was a good opportunity to provide information about CL&P’s plans to improve our infrastructure and emergency preparedness for the next time a powerful storm hits Connecticut,” Ackert said. “Obviously last year we were hit with uncommonly powerful storms but people want to know there is a plan in place for next time.”
Joining Ackert at the forum was CL&P Account Executives Ann Bazinet and Walter Szymanski, Manager of Governmental Affairs Tom Dorsey and CL&P Manager of Customer Service Robert Rumbel.
CL&P representative discussed the storms from their point of view and talked about some of the challenges the storms presented to them. They also discussed some of the things that went right and some of the things they need to improve upon the next time.
The legislature is expected to address some of the issues brought to light by the two storms in the upcoming legislative session that begins on February 8th.