Customers appreciate NPU response to Tropical Storm Henri

In August, Southeastern Connecticut was struck by Tropical Storm Henri, which at its peak produced sustained winds of 40 mph and heavy rain, resulting in more than 2,500 NPU customers losing power during the height of the storm. Through the hard work of our crews, all customers had power safely restored within 24 hours of 

Eighth Street water main project successfully completed

In August of 2021, NPU successfully completed one of our most difficult water main repair projects ever – the replacement of a 20-foot section of water main under the railroad tracks on Eighth Street in Greeneville.

Norwich to consider Pension Obligation Bonds this November

In August, the Norwich City Council adopted an ordinance in the amount of $145,000,000 in connection with the issuance of general obligation pension bonds to fund the liabilities of the City of Norwich Employees’ Retirement Plan. The Council also voted to submit the appropriation and bonding authorization to the voters of Norwich for approval at a referendum to be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021 election.

NPU approves economic development rate

During its August Board meeting, NPU Commissioners approved a new economic development rate to help attract large commercial and industrial customers to Norwich. The new rate would apply only to the largest customers that consumer 100,000 kilowatts of electricity or more each month. Eligible customers would receive a discount over five years that would decrease 

Get your home or business ready for the winter weather

Get your home or business ready for the winter weather by making it more energy efficient:

1. Caulk around windows to keep warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. Even if you have done this in the past, caulking needs to be replaced periodically.
2. Replace weatherstripping around doors. If you can see light around the edges of your exterior doors, an investment of a few dollars to install weatherstripping can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs.

NPU Board approves increase in funding for NCDC

Additional $75,000 added to $150,000 in FY22 NPU budget In April, the NPU Board of Commissioners approved increasing its annual financial contribution to the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) by $75,000, bringing its total support for Fiscal Year 2022 to $225,000. “NPU has not increased its level of financial support for NCDC since the inception 

NPU supports re-opening of ACLS with lower rate, payment plan

NORWICH – During its April meeting, the NPU Board of Commissioners voted to authorize General Manager Chris LaRose to complete an agreement with Atlantic City Linen Services (ACLS) of Norwich to provide rate relief and a payment plan as the company prepares to re-open following its temporary shut-down in the early days of the pandemic 

Passport to Norwich offers the best of the Rose City

By Mayor Peter Nystrom With more and more of our community opening up this summer, there is no better way to enjoy the best of what Norwich has to offer than the Passport to Norwich program. Through a great collaborative effort led by US Foods, City of Norwich, The Norwich Community Development Corporation, Norwich Historical 

NPU begins annual hydrant flushing program

Routine maintenance procedure helps maintain water quality Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will begin the annual flushing of its water system for 2021 on Monday, June 7 and expects to have the work complete by the end of September. Each year, NPU flushes its water system by opening hydrants throughout its service area with initial focus