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

  • Load Shedding
    An almost instantaneous cutting of power to customers because demand for electricity has outstripped supply.
  • Power Warning
    Public appeals when an immediate reduction in power usage is necessary to avert overload of the electrical system. Public appeals are made when other efforts (e.g. emergency purchases, voluntary curtailment, contracted curtailment and voltage reduction) have been unsuccessful in bringing supply and demand back into balance.
  • Power Interruption Alert
    When possible, the public would be alerted that load shedding or rolling blackouts are imminent.

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FAQs

  • Q: Why do utilities implement voltage reductions?

    A voltage reduction reduces customer load allowing a utility to serve more customer demand with a limited supply. This is one of a series of steps allowing utilities to maintain uninterrupted service to customers. 

     

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