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WMECo News Releases

For the latest news on WMECo, we have made our news releases available to the public to help keep them abreast on the issues surrounding our company. Topics include safety, electrical rates and energy-saving tips, as well as programs we offer and environmental issues we support.
2015
 01/26/2015WMECo Prepares for Expected Blizzard Conditions
 01/09/2015New Year, Same Warning: WMECo Urges Customers to Beware of Scams
 01/07/2015Northeast Utilities Announces New Name
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2006
 11/15/2006WMECO Programs Give Customers Options To Manage Energy Costs
 10/29/2006WMECO Crews Make Steady Progress Restoring Power
 10/20/2006WMECO, Attorney General Reach Rate Settlement Agreement
 08/11/2006WMECO, Urban League of Springfield Pilot Workforce Training Program
 08/07/2006Media Advisory: WMECO Conducts Aerial Inspections
 08/03/2006Thunderstorms Cause Power Outages Across Western Massachusetts
 08/03/2006WMECO Underscores Avoidance of Downed Wires
 06/30/2006STATE ANNOUNCES $5-MILLION HEAT LOAN PROGRAM
 06/06/2006WMECO COMPETITIVE BID PROCESS SECURES LOWEST AVAILABLE PRICING
2005
 12/29/2005WMECO Offers Tips To Safely Operate Home Generators
 12/08/2005WMECO Educates Customers On Dangers, Costs Of Space Heaters
 12/07/2005Electricity Supply Rates For WMECO Customers To Reflect Higher Fuel Prices
 11/23/2005WMECO Conducts Aerial Inspections Nov. 28 – Dec. 5
 11/18/2005WMECO Offers Ways To Keep Holidays Shining Despite Rising Energy Costs
 11/16/2005WMECO Offers Valuable Tips To Keep Kids Safe From Electrical Hazards
 11/14/2005WMECO Crews Supporting Hurricane Wilma Recovery En Route Home
 11/03/2005Media Advisory: WMECO Conducts Aerial Inspections
 11/03/2005WMECO Programs, Conservation Tips Give Customers Options To Cut Heating Costs
2004
 12/13/2004WMECO Extends Commitment to Good Neighbor Energy Fund
 12/08/2004Sun, Temperature Reduces Threat for Power Outages in Hilltowns
 12/08/2004WMECO Prepares for Heavy Winds Combined With Significant Overnight Icing
 12/07/2004GENERATE HEAT NOT HAZARDS
 12/02/2004Update #3 - Power Restored to Nearly 90% of Customers Affected by Severe Winds
 12/01/2004Update #1 - Western Massachusetts Sustaining Severe Winds
 12/01/2004Update #2 - Western Massachusetts Sustaining Severe Winds
 11/30/2004MIEDA ADVISORY: Congressman Olver Visits Franklin Community Action Corporation to Kick Off Energy Bucks and Launch Fuel Assistance Program
 11/29/2004WMECO OFFERS TIPS TO KEEP HOLIDAYS BRIGHT, SAFE
2003
 12/30/2003WMECO Default Service Customers to See 12% Rate Decrease
 12/22/2003WMECO Urges Caution When Using Space Heaters or Generators
 12/15/2003Update #4 - All WMECO Customers Restored
 12/05/2003WMECO Prepared for First Significant Snowfall
 11/26/2003WMECO Offers Tips to Keep Holidays Bright and Safe
 11/20/2003Aerial Patrols to be Conducted
 11/15/2003WMECO Restoration Efforts Complete
 11/15/2003WMECO Restoration Efforts Topping 80% Customers Restored 6:30 a.m. Update
 11/15/2003WMECO Restoration Efforts Continue - Additional Damage Being Uncovered - 5:30 p.m. Update
2002
 12/30/2002WMECO Aerial Patrols to Inspect Transmission Lines
 12/24/2002WMECO Ready for Potential Christmas Day Storm
 11/26/2002WMECO To Sponsor Discussion on Future of Economic Development
 11/20/2002All WMECO Customers Fully Restored
 11/18/2002WMECO Continues to Experience Outages in Service Territory
 11/14/2002WMECO Customers Protected From Shutoff During Winter Months
 10/30/2002WMECO Customers to Shop for Electricity
 10/17/2002WMECO Aerial Patrols to Inspect Transmission Lines
 10/01/2002WMECO To Host Workspace Lighting Seminar