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Stage Three Drought Declaration — August 23, 2022
This past week Governor Ned Lamont declared a Stage 3 (moderate) drought level for New London and Windham counties. The announcement was made at the recommendation of the Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup due to serious conditions that are emerging in these areas due to a particularly dry summer.
Cumulative precipitation in the Groton area is approximately five inches below the recorded 91-year average. At present Groton Utilities water customers should have no concerns, as water supplies are at 84% capacity with well over two billion gallons of water available.
The Groton Utilities watershed covers 15 square miles and is very resilient, and even a minimal rainfall can substantially improve water supply. Groton Utilities has a specific operating plan for its reservoir system during drought conditions that is utilized to minimize evaporation, ensure water quality, maintain proper water levels and preserve groundwater reserves. Be assured that Groton Utilities is prepared for drought and any other emergency conditions at all times and has a sufficient supply of water.
If you have any questions or concerns about our current water supply levels and how it affects you, please visit our website or reach out to Customer Service at 860-446-4000. Further updates will be posted when available.
Full statement from Governor Lamont
Stage Three Drought Precautions
About Groton Utilities: Serving the Community since 1904, Groton Utilities is a municipally owned and operated utility providing electric, water and sewage services to thousands of consumers in Southeastern Connecticut.
Groton Utilities Commission Budget Meeting – April 13, 2022 — April 18, 2022
Groton Utilities April 1st Electric Rate Adjustment — March 30, 2022
Electric rates have risen throughout the country due to several factors, including rising natural gas prices. Additional causes have been; higher than usual winter demand for electricity and a global supply shortage of natural gas and oil, worsened by the current geo-political climate abroad. Groton Utilities (GU) is proud that we have been able to absorb and mitigate these higher than normal energy costs through this past winter and, in turn, help to protect some of the most vulnerable residents through the heating season.
Groton Utilities is very sensitive to any pricing increases but unfortunately, these sustained high energy costs will cause Groton Utilities to pass some of these increases through to our customers.
Beginning April 1st, customers will see an increase in the Transmission Cost Adjustment (TCA) and Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA) portion of their electric bill. PPA will increase $0.0256/kWh while TCA will increase by $0.0016/kWh, totaling an increase of 2.72 cents per kWh.
This will impact all customer classifications from residential, to commercial and industrial. All customers should prepare for higher-than-normal bills this spring and summer. An average residential customer using 700 kWh of electricity per month could see an increase of 17% on their bill, or approximately $19.00.
Much of the electrical rate is driven by the natural gas market for Groton Utilities. Approximately 50% of GU power is created from natural gas sources. With the price of natural gas having increased more than 300% in January alone, the turbulent electric supply market has led to increases in utility bills for customers of all utilities. GU has precautions in place to stabilize electrical rates, which is why you have not previously seen a hike in rates as have many other utility customers. In fact GU absorbed over $3.5 million in additional power supply costs over this past winter. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we can no longer absorb the increase in market costs.
While our rates have increased, please be aware that the average Groton Utilities residential customer bill is still $50 less than the average Connecticut electric utility, making our average rate 28.5% less.
Groton Utilities will continue to monitor and review the cost of power and make appropriate rate adjustments accordingly.
Groton Utilities stresses that now, more than ever, customers need to do all they can to conserve energy to reduce their monthly utility bill. We encourage customers to visit the Residential Energy Conservation section of our website and discover all the different ways you can conserve energy and save money, such as scheduling a free Home Energy Audit and/or starting a home insulation project to reduce heating & cooling costs.. Additionally, Groton Utilities is currently running a promotion on rebates for the purchase of Electric Vehicles, HVAC Mini-Splits, Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters and Smart Thermostats. Visit our Residential Energy Conservation Center and learn about all our current offerings.
RFP – Tree Trimming Services — February 22, 2022
The City of Groton, Groton Utilities, Electric Division, (acting by and through its Board of Utilities Commissioners (referred to “City” or “G.U.”) invites bids for Tree Trimming Services.
to cover Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light and Power service territories, and will receive Proposals at the Office of the General Manager, Electric Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut, 06340 until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 11, 2022, in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the person or entity submitting a Proposal and the following language on the front of the envelope:
PROPOSAL FOR TREE TRIMMING SERVICES FOR GROTON UTILITIES
The required RFP may be obtained by calling Maureen at (860) 446-4093 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Proposals received in accordance with these instructions will be publicly opened and reviewed at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Groton Utilities Operations Complex, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT, 06340.
The General Manager Operations, Electric, Water and Wastewater (“G.M.”)
RFP – Updated Emergency Plan (EP) at Groton Utilities (GU) — July 23, 2021
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Development and Implementation of Updated Emergency Plan (EP) at Groton Utilities. The City of Groton acting by and through its Board of Utility Commissioners (referred to “City” or “G.U.”), will receive Proposals at the Office of the General Manager, Electric Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, August 13, 2021 in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the person or entity submjtting a Proposal and the following language on the front of the envelope:
PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN UPDATED EMERGENCY PLAN FOR GROTON UTILITIES
The required RFP may be obtained by calling Maureen at (860) 446-4093 between 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Proposals received in accordance with these instructions will be publicly opened and reviewed at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the Groton Utilities Operations Complex, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340.
The General Manager Operations, Electric, Water and Wastewater (“G.M.”)
295 Meridian Street
Groton, CT 06340
EMAIL ONLY. RESPONSES WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Friday, August 13, 2021 3:00pm
All Inquiries for Information Should Be Directed via Email ONLY:
Mark A. Biron, firstname.lastname@example.org
The City reserves the right to delete or reduce the scope of work described in this RFP in order to bring the cost within available funds. Any modifications to this RFP before the submission deadline, including, without limitation, additions, deletions, clarifications or corrections will be issued electronically to all prospective respondents by way of a written addendum.
INVITATION TO BID ONE (1) 2021 F-550 4×4 Dual Wheeled Flatbed Dump with Wire Reel Insert — March 2, 2021
INVITATION TO BID
ONE (1) 2021 F-550 4×4 Dual Wheeled Flatbed Dump with Wire Reel Insert
March 301h, 2021 – 2:00PM
BID PROPOSAL GU-21-Q4
Groton Utilities will receive sealed bids at the Office of the Manager of Operations (or fill-in), Electric Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 2:00 P.M. prevailing time on March 301\ 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The Required Bid Form and Specifications may be obtained by contacting Groton Utilities, Executive Assistant at 860-446-4038, picking them up at 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, between 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday or on the grotonuti I ities.com website