Christopher LaRose named Acting General Manager of NPU

At a special meeting of the Norwich Public Utilities Board of Commissioners on November 15, 2018, Christopher LaRose was named Acting General Manager of NPU. Chris LaRose has been with NPU for 21 years, including the past ten years as Assistant General Manager. He’s also held the roles of Utility Engineer, Gas Division Manager, and 

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New LED streetlights to save City $358,217 in annual energy costs

NPU project will lead to financial, environmental, and public safety benefits for the community With all 4,982 new LED streetlights installed, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has completed an important project that will save the City of Norwich $358,217 in annual energy costs. “NPU’s new LED streetlights will provide our community with financial, environmental, and public 

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15 Commercial customers earn $154,145 in Q4 rebates

15 Commercial customers of NPU completed efficiency upgrades during 4th quarter 2018, earning $154,145 in rebates by investing in energy efficient upgrades and improvements. Backus Hospital continued to install LEDs throughout their campus for a total Q4 rebate of $3,100 for interior lights and $17,274 for new parking lot lights. Eastern CT Savings Bank (ECSB) 

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Is your business ready for extreme winter weather?

So far, this winter season has been pretty mild – if not uneventful. But no one in New England can count on things staying calm for too much longer this winter. By preparing your business ahead of time, you can minimize the impact severe weather might have on your operations, employees, and customers. While Norwich 

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The value and importance of Public Power

Each year, the American Public Power Association (APPA) celebrates Public Power Week to recognize and celebrate the value and importance that public power providers bring to communities across the United States. This year, Public Power Week will run between October 7th and 13th. At Norwich Public Utilities (NPU), we use Public Power Week as an 

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Don’t forget the utilities when planning a new location

By Fawn Walker Norwich Public Utilities I recently sat in on a teleconference seminar hosted by the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) about the range of issues to consider before buying a commercial building. There was a lot of very helpful information provided on the financial aspects of the transaction but very little provided about 

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15 NPU Commercial customers earn $90,246 in Q3 rebates

Fifteen Commercial customers of NPU completed 20 efficiency upgrade projects in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 and earned $90,246 in rebates by investing in energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling upgrades. The majority of the projects were lighting upgrades which earned $52,246 in rebates following investments by the customers of a collective $171,000. These lights 

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NPU claims Lineworker Rodeo title for third straight year

For the third consecutive year, a three-man lineworker team from Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has won the Lineworkers Rodeo, an annual event hosted by the New England Public Power Association (NEPPA) in Littleton, MA on September 20 and 21. The three NPU lineworkers participating were Grahm Andruskiewicz, Will Bowman and Jim Rogers. “Time and time 

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NPU’s new LED streetlights installed at four demonstration locations

City-wide conversion project to get underway in this summer Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has installed 19 streetlights at four demonstration locations as its city-wide LED streetlight conversion project moves forward. Following an audit of all 5,000+ public and private streetlights in the city earlier this spring, NPU will be installing new, high efficiency streetlights across 

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13 Commercial customers earn $91,910 in Q2 rebates

13 commercial customers of NPU completed 16 efficiency upgrade projects in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 and earned $91,910 in rebates by investing in energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling upgrades. The 13 projects represent a collective investment of approximately $562,000 by Norwich businesses in their buildings, properties and facilities. And in turn, these customers 

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Does NPU’s 0% Loan Program work for your business?

Qualified commercial customers of NPU can secure zero percent financing for their efficiency projects, making improvements that will reduce energy costs every month. LED lighting projects are eligible for a rebate of 25% of the project costs. And here’s the best part: you pay the principle on your loan – NPU pays the interest. To 

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NPU participates in State’s Emergency Planning & Preparedness Initiative

On June 20, NPU hosted and participated in the annual statewide Emergency Planning and Preparedness Initiative under the direction of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The exercise simulated the preparation, response and recovery from a multi-day, severe weather event. The exercise included a realistic scenario of a hurricane and other severe 

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