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Friday, August 15, 2003

Westports First Selectwoman Urges Power

Westports First Selectwoman Urges Power Restraint
Responding to a call from state officials, Westport First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell today urged town residents to immediately reduce electrical usage to prevent new outages.

ғThe Connecticut Office of Emergency Management has appealed to all Connecticut residents to use only the minimum necessary power, she said in a statement.

ԓFor example, customers should turn off air conditioners, pool pumps, dish washers, and any other non-vital use of power.  Those with health-related needs are exempt from this appeal.

The town official said Connecticut Light & Power informed her ԓthat the loss of a 345-kilovolt supply line in combination with the rapidly growing demand for power has placed Connecticut’s electrical grid in danger.

ԓTo avoid further disruption in service, Connecticut residents, as well as businesses and government agencies, are urged to use minimal power, she said.

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Posted 08/15/03 at 01:50 PM  Permalink



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