C L & P Announces Credits to Residents Without Power as of Nov. 5
The following is information form a press release from CL&P–
Northeast Utilities Increases Post-storm Fund Credit Available to Eligible Residential Customers
Today, CL&P’s parent company Northeast Utilities announced the company has increased the post-storm fund established on November 9 up to $30 million.
Any residential customer without power after noon on Saturday, November 5, as a result of the storm, will be eligible for credit applied to their CL&P bill – a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $200 depending on how many eligible customers apply for the credit.
We have also sought the assistance of Kenneth Feinberg, the nationally renowned claim fund administrator, who designed and administered the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Feinberg agreed to help NU administer this post-storm fund at the request of Governor Malloy.
In addition, the company will also be making donations of up to $5 million to the Connecticut Food Bank, Foodshare and Operation Fuel to help them address community needs for this approaching winter season. Each organization will initially receive $1 million with additional funds determined at the close of the fund in January.
The fund, which will be administered by the company, will be open for application beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2011. On that date, 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 http://www.cl-p.com or by calling 888-566-9257. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. January 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.
Those customers who filed information through 2-1-1 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.