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About CONVEX

The Connecticut Valley Electric Exchange (CONVEX) operates the electric transmission system in Connecticut and western Massachusetts, serving more than 1.7 million people. CONVEX provides safe and reliable electricity to help boost the economy and quality of life for this thriving region's residential and business customers.

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GLOSSARY

  • Voltage Reduction
    If, after other steps to manage capacity have been taken and the demand for electricity continues to exceed generating capacity, the electric utility can reduce voltage by five percent. This reduction essentially stretches out the available supply of electricity to all customers. It is rarely noticed by customers but may affect sensitive electronic equipment.
  • Power Caution
    Notification that electric reserves are lower than normal and steps are being taken by utility personnel to maintain the integrity of the on-line generation and transmission facilities.
  • Load Shedding
    An almost instantaneous cutting of power to customers because demand for electricity has outstripped supply.

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FAQs

  • Q: What is a voltage reduction?

    A voltage reduction lowers system voltage by five percent. A voltage reduction reduces power demand system-wide by approximately two percent. 

     

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