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Darien To Host Power Outage Educational Forum

DARIEN, Conn. – Darien will host a forum on power outages and what can be done to reduce their frequency and duration. “Power Struggle: Balancing the Needs of People, Power and Trees” will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Darien Town Hall.

The forum will include a representative from Connecticut Light & Power; Joseph McGee from the governor’s Two-Storm Panel ; Jonathan Schrag, deputy commissioner for energy; Eric Hammerling, executive director of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association; and Chris Roy from the Concord Municipal Light Plant.

Possible new laws that the Connecticut General Assembly could enact to address power supply issues also will be discussed. A question-and-answer period will follow the panelists’ presentations.

The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford; Greenwich Tree Conservancy; Fairfield Forestry Committee; Norwalk Tree Alliance; Stamford Tree Foundation; and the Tree Conservancy of Darien.

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