CL&P Briefing-1st Day of projected 3-Day Heat Wave

June 24th, 2013

 

CL&P Emergency Preparedness Briefing
Monday, June 24, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
CL&P Prepared for Heat Wave and Possible Thunderstorms
Operational Status: MONITORING Mode

WEATHER SUMMARY
·        Hot and humid weather will continue for at least three days.  Possibility of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms today from 2 – 8 p.m.; threat of wind gusts of 40 – 50 mph

SYSTEM STATUS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
·        CL&P works every day to prepare for severe weather and is well-prepared for the forecasted heat wave and possible thunderstorms
·        We continue to monitor weather conditions

SAFETY FIRST AND ALWAYS
·        Employees and all others affected by the heat are reminded to stay safe by drinking plenty of fluids, maintaining a well-balanced diet, and following recommended work/rest cycles
·        Customer reminders, in the event of outages, include: safety around downed wires and proper generator use.  For safety tips, go to www.cl-p.com

STAFFING/RESOURCE PLANNING
·        No changes in work schedules are anticipated

LOGISTICS
·        Storerooms are well-stocked with materials

OPERATIONS
·        CL&P’s operational status is currently in MONITORING mode.  Conditions exist that could present a potential risk to the electrical system in time, but currently pose no immediate threat
·        All substations and critical system components are being inspected; all scheduled system work is being completed, where possible; the transmission system is in normal configuration
·        Transmission Operations is coordinating closely with ISO-New England, Connecticut’s Regional Transmission Operator.  At this point, there are no anticipated additional actions that would affect customers or the overall reliability of the electric system
·        A heat wave preparations call was held at noon today
·        The CL&P Emergency Operations Center is not scheduled to open at this time

COMMUNICATIONS
·        To report an outage, call 800-286-2000 or visit www.cl-p.com
·        For restoration updates:
–        Visit the Storm Center at www.cl-p.com
–        Follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower
–        Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ctlightandpower
–        Text the word “outage,” followed by a space and your zip code to 24612