Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative
Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC), a joint action supply and transmission agency established by the state’s municipal electric utilities, is owned by the Cities of Groton and Norwich, the Borough of Jewett City, and South and East Norwalk. CMEEC provides all power requirements for other participating utilities, including the Town of Wallingford Department of Public Utilities, the Bozrah Light and Power Company, and the Mohegan Tribal Utility Authority. Selected CMEEC utilities were chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009 to participate in a Smart Grid Investment Grant program; the ConnSMART program will run from 2010 to 2015. More at www.cmeec.org
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), through a public energy partnership established in 1969, provides the services, expertise and strategic vision to help municipal utilities optimize their energy resources and find value in the shifting structure of New England's wholesale power markets. In 1976, MMWEC became a non-profit, public corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Twenty Massachusetts municipal utilities are members of the MMWEC organization and 28 are participants in MMWEC's power supply projects. More at www.mmwec.org
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority. National Grid is the largest power producer in New York State, owning 6,650 megawatts of electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers and supplies roughly a quarter of New York City's electricity needs. It is also the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. More at www.nationalgridus.com
NSTAR is the largest Massachusetts-based, investor-owned electric and gas utility, with revenues of approximately $3 billion and assets totaling approximately $8 billion. NSTAR transmits and delivers electricity and gas to 1.1 million electric customers in 81 communities and nearly 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities. More at: www.nstar.com
Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 energy company based in Connecticut, operates New England’s largest energy delivery system. NU is committed to safety, reliability, environmental leadership and stewardship, and expanding energy options for its more than 2 million electricity and natural gas customers. For more information on Northeast Utilities and its subsidiaries, visit the NU family of Web sites at www.nu.com.
NU’s operating companies include: Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECo) and Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) and Yankee Gas.
The United Illuminating Company
The United Illuminating Company (UI), based in New Haven, Connecticut, is a regional electric distribution company established in 1899. UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and related services to 324,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. UI's parent company, UIL Holdings Corporation, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UIL. More at: www.uinet.com