Saturday morning, Dec. 8: CL&P meeting moves to library

An informational meeting with representatives from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) this Saturday, Dec. 8, has been moved to the Community Room at the Weston Public Library in order to accommodate a multimedia presentation.

Dominic Scerbo, CL&P senior account executive, and Lissette Andino, Weston’s former CL&P liaison, will be at the meeting Saturday to let residents know how the electrical grid works and how, exactly, electricity is delivered — and how it is restored when necessary — to customers in town.

“We want people to know how the electrical circuits work,” said Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein. “The greater understanding people have, the less frustrating it should be for them when power does go out.”

Ms. Weinstein asked CL&P to come to town for an informational meeting after the nearly weeklong power outage in Weston following Superstorm Sandy at the end of October. A full 100% of CL&P’s Weston customers lost power during the storm.

As power slowly began to be restored, Ms. Weinstein said, many people had questions and concerns about why some areas got electricity back before others. “There was a lot of confusion and misinformation,” she said.

“I hope a lot of people come out for this. It should be very interesting and informative,” Ms. Weinstein said.

The CL&P presentation is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

After a presentation, CL&P officials will be available to listen to comments and suggestions and to answer questions.

The meeting is open to all members of the public.

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