About Bozrah Light & Power
P.O. Box 4185
Woburn, MA 01888-4185
The Bozrah Light and Power Company (BL&P) became a part of the Groton Utilities family of services on May 5, 1995. When the City of Groton purchased the former privately owned utility. BL&P is operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Groton and is now a part of the country's public power community which includes some 2,000 municipally owned and operated utilities across the nation.
BL&P serves 3,000 customers, including all of the Town of Bozrah, Gilman, and parts of Lebanon, Franklin, Montville, and Salem.
BL&P has an aggressive economic development program and vast areas of commercial and industrial zoned land.
Are you Prepared for a Storm
Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light and Power continuously monitor the weather. As soon as it is evident a major storm is approaching, Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light and Power administrative and field personnel are alerted to prepare support staff and crews for emergency duty.
Any storm could result in power outages, so we urge all customers to be prepared. To report a power outage, please contact Bozrah Light and Power at 860-889-7388.
If the power goes out, we strongly recommend that you take these immediate actions: stay indoors, stay away from any downed wires or other equipment, keep your refrigerators and freezers closed, and turn off major appliances if you have an outage.
The following websites offer important suggestions on how to prepare for severe storms.
- CT Weather
- WTNH News 8
- Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- American Red Cross: How to Prepare for Emergencies
- Ready: Plan Ahead for Disasters
Be Ready for New England's Storms
Winter storms in New England can wreak havoc with electric systems. While Bozrah Light and Power works hard to minimize power outages, there are things you can do to be prepared when a storm is headed our way:
Start with a Plan
Think about what your family would need during an outage and put together a power outage kit. Keep enough supplies for at least three days. Include a flashlight and batteries, glow-in-the-dark stick lights, a battery-powered radio, nonperishable food, a manual can opener, and bottled water. For safety's sake, avoid candles and light sources that use open flames.
If you plan to cook outdoors, be sure to have a supply of fuel on hand. You can get more preparation ideas on online at http://www.ready.gov.
Special Medical Concerns
If someone in your household uses electrically powered life support equipment, it's crucial to have a back-up plan in case of an unexpected power outage. This could include a battery-powered system, an uninterruptible power supply, or a generator. Another option is a plan to move to another location where power is available.
Please call us if your household includes someone who relies on electrically powered life support equipment.
If You Have a Back-up Generator
If used incorrectly, back-up generators can be dangerous to the user and to the crews working to restore power. Follow instructions precisely. Never try to connect a generator directly into your home's wiring - power could enter our system and injure our workers.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Danger
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced by burning any fossil fuel. If it builds up in your home, it can be deadly. The best way to make sure your family is protected against accidental CO buildup is with one or more carbon monoxide alarms that are properly working.