NSTAR Making Progress Restoring Power Despite Continuing Difficult Weather Conditions
While a crippling and historic snowstorm continues to impact the region, particularly on Cape Cod and the South Shore, NSTAR is responding to power outages as quickly and safely as possible. The company has already restored power to approximately 25,000 customers since the storm began, largely through the use of remote switching technology installed across its system. With ongoing snowfall and high winds bringing down trees and limbs, damaging the company’s electric system and preventing access to making repairs, NSTAR encourages customers to prepare for extended power outages that could last multiple days. More.
Bill's Bright Ideas:
Light Up the Holidays Safely & Efficiently
Though some of the holiday ornaments and decorations you unpack every year may be irreplaceable, those holiday lights you string year after year are likely very inefficient. So it might be best to keep those old holiday lights in the box. More.
Recent Press Releases:
NSTAR Prepares for Expected Blizzard Conditions
With a potentially crippling and historic snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions arriving in New England later today, NSTAR is prepared to address any storm-related power outages. The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system. Customers are encouraged to prepare for prolonged outages that may result from the storm. More.
New Year, Same Warning: NSTAR Urges Customers to Beware of Scams
NSTAR is renewing its warning that scams targeting utility customers across the country continue to affect customers right here in Massachusetts. While some scams include impersonators trying to obtain account information and entry into customers’ homes, others include scammers falsely telling residents and businesses their utility company will shut off their power unless payment is made immediately. More.
Northeast Utilities Announces New Name
Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), which operates New England’s largest energy delivery company, today announced it will begin doing business under the new brand name of Eversource Energy on February 2nd. All of the company’s subsidiaries, including Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), NSTAR Electric, NSTAR Gas, Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH), Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) and Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) will adopt and operate under the Eversource name. More.
NSTAR Gas Files for First Distribution Rate Increase in 24 years
For the first time in over two decades, NSTAR Gas today filed a proposed increase in the rates it charges to deliver natural gas to local homes and businesses. The proposal, which would allow for continued investment in the safety and reliability of the underground gas network, would raise the average residential heating customer’s monthly bill by 12 percent, or $11.95. As part of the 2012 merger agreement between Northeast Utilities, NSTAR and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the new rates would not go into effect until 2016. More.