Building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders is a priority for Northeast Utilities, and a keystone in the planning and implementation of our major infrastructure projects.
Examples of NU initiatives in support of stakeholder dialogue include:
- Conversations with local leaders in advancing our major infrastructure projects, and numerous informational meetings held at different stages of each project’s development.
- Ensure a balanced approach to our land management activities through collaborative relationships with open space stakeholders such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Candlewood Lake Authority, and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.
- Participation in a forum with the Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C., to promote wetlands restoration projects.
- Representation of energy distribution considerations in discussions regarding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
- Support of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ annual legislative roundtable.
- Hosting the first Connecticut Water Law Conference on the subject of water law issues.
- Serving as a liaison with the Connecticut Land Trust Convocation to build relationships with proponents of open space initiatives.
- Participation of NU officers in Connecticut Watershed Conservation Conference discussions with diverse environmental advocates.