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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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* Please note that all data is preliminary and is subject to change.

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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 Watch
    Advisories to be announced when conditions are such that further steps to manage capacity could affect the public.
  • Conservation Day
    Public appeal to customers to conserve electricity in anticipation of heavy electrical demand and unhealthy air quality conditions, usually due to humid weather.

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FAQs

  • Q: Why is there a higher likelihood of voltage reductions during the summer?

    Hot weather, combined with limited availability of generating capacity, can require utilities to implement a voltage reduction to meet demand for power and provide uninterrupted service to customers. 

     

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