Success Stories

Connecting with Stakeholders to Secure Approval for Project to Improve Electric Grid

C+G is helping one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world secure approval for proposed 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines that will strengthen the interstate transfer of electricity capability among Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts and improves electric reliability in all three states.

Working closely with the utility and its consultants and contractors, C+G is helping direct and execute the utility's most extensive stakeholder engagement, community relations and public education program. Our work includes media relations; message development; developing and updating stakeholder lists; organizing meetings for municipal and state government officials; organizing project open houses and public hearings; writing brochures, project newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, FAQs, talking points, and web site content; developing municipal meeting and open house feedback forms and planning working group meetings. The first of two projects is currently nearing completion and on-schedule and the second project has recently been filed with two state Energy Facilities Siting Boards.