Chris LaRose named General Manager of NPU

LaRose signs a three-year contract after serving in acting capacity since last November Chris LaRose was been named General Manager of Norwich Public Utilities by the organization’s Board of Commissioners during its July meeting. LaRose had been serving as Acting General Manager since November, 2018. “I am both excited and honored to be named General 

NPU completes largest natural gas project of the year

Coordination with State will save ratepayers $125,000 on paving costs In September, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) completed its largest natural gas construction project for the 2019 construction season, replacing 5,800 feet of natural gas main along Hamilton Avenue between East Main Street and Smith Avenue. “We appreciate the patience of the public while our crews 

NPU to extend agreement with MUTA to supply water for 10 years

In August, the Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) Board of Commissioners authorized General Manager Chris LaRose to execute a contract to extend the utility’s agreement to provide water to the Mohegan Utility Tribal Authority for the next ten years. “NPU has enjoyed a great working relationship with the Mohegan Tribe and MUTA for the past ten 

Major energy efficiency project at Shannon Building earns $61,708 rebate from NPU

$1.1 million project will generate $82,000 in annual energy savings On September 3, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) presented a check for $61,000 to Sovereign Management, the owners of the Shannon Building in Downtown Norwich, following the completion of a significant energy efficiency project. As a result of the project, the owner’s annual energy costs will 

NPU approves framework for Inter-Municipal Agreement with Bozrah, Franklin, Lisbon, Preston and Sprague for wastewater capacity

During the September meeting of the Sewer Authority of the City of Norwich, Commissioners approved the framework of a 20-year, inter-municipal agreement with the Towns of Bozrah, Franklin, Lisbon, Preston and Sprague to provide wastewater plant capacity. The towns must now approve individual contracts with NPU through their individual Water Pollution Control Authorities (WPCAs). Each 

Regional solutions working in Norwich & Sprague

By State Senator Cathy Osten and Chris LaRose For longer than most people can remember, the term ‘regionalization’ has been thrown around government and political circles as a theoretical if not sensible way to solve problems in Connecticut. With 169 municipalities in a relatively small state, we’ve always been told, communities sharing their resources can 

NPU releases first Community Impact Report Community Impact Report

On behalf of Norwich Public Utilities (NPU), we are pleased to present our first Community Impact Report to articulate the many ways that we work with and for our customers and community. The report can be found on the NPU website. The report includes information and statistics on the wide range of investments, projects, performance 

14 NPU Commercial customers earn $68,500 in rebates in Q2

During the second quarter of 2019, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) worked with 14 Commercial customers on energy efficiency projects that will result in significant savings in the months ahead. Twelve of the customers, including four churches in Norwich, install light-emitting diode lights (LEDs) that use significantly less energy that traditional lightbulbs. The 14 customers will 

NPU completes five-year strategic plan

Over the past several months, the NPU Board of Commissioners and staff worked to develop a five year strategic plan to guide our organization. The plan, which was formally approved by the Board in May, will guide our decision making process as we seek to work in a more open and efficient manner for our 

From Djibouti safely back to NPU

Utility recognized by U.S. Navy for support of active duty employee following his deployment to Djibouti for nearly a year. When Eric McDermott, the Electric Operations Integrity Manager for Norwich Public Utilities (NPU), was called from reserve to active duty by the United States Navy, he knew that he would be making a number of