Monday, August 14, 2006

Grid Review in Connecticut

The New York Times:
Gov. M. Jodi Rell has called for inquiries into the soundness of the state’s power grid, expressing concern about the performance of utility companies during the heat wave this month.

Mrs. Rell asked the State Department of Public Utility Control last weekend to examine electrical equipment and review documents from utilities to determine whether they are prepared for increases in power demands. She also wants documents from Connecticut Light and Power and the United Illuminating Company that outline contingency plans for dealing with power failures in the future. Regulators must report their findings by Sept. 15.