NPU proposes FY2020 budget with no rate increases

On Tuesday, March 26, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) presented our Board of Commissioners with a draft budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The NPU Board will review our submission very closely and ask NPU staff for additional information in the weeks ahead. NPU will provide the Norwich City Council with a budget overview on April 5 

NPU’s customers could see $2.857 million in rate relief over next 5 years with enhanced partnership with CMEEC

In March, the Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) Board of Commissioners voted to approve the reallocation of ownership of micro-generation projects developed by the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC) after Wallingford Electric exited the project. Pending approval by the CMEEC Board, NPU’s ownership percentage in the project will increase from 21.7% to 30.7%, which will 

NPU provides TRCC with $95,018 rebate for 2-year, LED lighting upgrade project

College will also reduce annual energy costs by $55,366 by replacing 8,575 bulbs In January, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) awarded Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) with a rebate of $95,018 following the successful completion of a facility-wide upgrade of its interior lighting. The budget for this project was $271,480, with NPU’s Lighting Retrofit Program providing 

9 NPU Commercial customers earn $159,091 in rebates for Q1

During the first three months of 2019, nine Commercial customers earned $159,091 in rebates from NPU by investing in energy efficient upgrades and improvements in their businesses. The companies invested a total of $572,116 to modernize and upgrade their operations and facilities and as a result, they will save $195,000 on their annual energy costs. 

NPU Mutual Aid Efforts in Puerto Rico

Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has dispatched the first of what will be a rotation of two-man line crews to Puerto Rico as part of an industry-wide effort to assist with power restoration for an island that was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria over a two-week period last September. NPU is participating as a member 

NPU provides mutual aid to US Virgin Islands

A number of Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) linemen were dispatched assist with mutual aid efforts in the US Virgin Islands between the end of October and mid-December under the supervision of the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA). Every member of the NPU Line Department was part of a two-man rotation as part of this effort, 

Norwich Public Utilities is an economic engine for Norwich region

Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has always done well when evaluated by typical metrics for a utility company. Our rates are often lower and always competitive with investor-owned utilities; exceptional storm response is a point of pride within the organization, and our customer service is available to Norwich residents every minute of every day of the 

NPU efficiency programs provide commercial customers with more than $900,000 in benefits in 2017

Strong results from NPU efficiency programs include $598,408 in rebates, $303,900 in savings going forward. In 2017, more than 50 commercial customers of Norwich Public Utilities earned $598,408 in rebates for investing in energy-efficient products and equipment. And in addition, these customers will save $303,900 in energy costs over the lifetime of the improvements they 

NPU employees raise $6,000 to support families of co-workers in Puerto Rico

Five employees of Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) have immediate family members in Puerto Rico whose lives have been turned upside down since Hurricane Maria hit the island on September 20, 2017. NPU Customer Service Representatives Evannie Bocachica, Karla Ithier, Maria Medina and Keana McQueen along with Linemen Elier Alvarado all have numerous family members who