Terrorists seize control of the electric grid and natural gas distribution, using only computers. It’s the stuff of Hollywood, so far. But state officials released a report Monday that reflects a growing concern that utilities must harden their defenses against cyber attacks.
Connecticut Light and Power will not be curtailing most of its more radical tree trimming temporarily as requested earlier this week by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has “requested” Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating “curtail” their practices known as enhanced tree trimming and enhanced tree removal until it rules on tree trimming policies covering both utilities.
With the 860 area code of northern Connecticut expected to exhaust its supply of unassigned numbers by year’s end, the state will be getting another area code this summer: 959. The 959 area code will be used in 860 area as an “overlay,” meaning that both area codes will be found in the same geographic area, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Monday.
Updated: 5:00 p.m. The management of Connecticut’s trees – what, where and how much to cut – has become contentious, pitting those who are most concerned about keeping the lights on against those who believe we are verging on literal overkill in taking down trees.