Apply for Storm Funds

CL&P customers who were without power for a week can apply.

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NBC Connecticut

In your were one of the many Connecticut residents in the dark for a week after the powerful October snowstorm, you can begin to apply for a refund from Connecticut Light & Power on Wednesday.

Now Northeast Utilities has created a $30-million fund.

Kenneth Feinberg, the claim fund administrator who designed and administered the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, will help NU administer the fund at the governor’s request.


Any residential customer of Connecticut Light & Power who did not have power after noon on Saturday, Nov. 5 because of the storm, would 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.

CL&P will begin contacting qualified residential customers on Wednesday to inform them of their eligibility to apply for the credit.

If you are qualified, you can apply at or by calling 888-566-9257.

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2012.

Credits will be applied to customers’ February billing statement.

Customers who filed information through 211 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.

NU will also make donations of up to $5 million to the Connecticut Food Bank, Foodshare and Operation Fuel to help address community needs for this winter season.

Each organization will initially receive $1 million and NU will determine what additional funds they will contribute at the end of January.

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