Northeast Utilities Becomes Eversource Energy
PSNH, CL&P, NSTAR Electric, NSTAR Gas, WMECo & Yankee Gas all adopt new name
HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, Mass. (February 2, 2015) – Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), which operates New England’s largest energy delivery company, has announced that effective today, it has become Eversource Energy.
All of the company’s subsidiaries, including Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), NSTAR Electric, NSTAR Gas, Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH), Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) and Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) will immediately adopt and operate under the Eversource brand. Serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and employing a workforce of more than 8,000 New Englanders, Eversource represents one unified company across three states.
“We’re proud of our history and our future as New England’s energy provider,” said Tom May, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Eversource Energy. “Our new brand represents the commitment of these six historic institutions, and our more than 8,000 employees, who make sure the energy that powers our corner of the world is always there. We are a single, united company with the mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service.”
The Eversource brand stands for the company’s resolute commitment to always work to improve and to always make the right energy investments and innovations for customers. Beginning today, the company’s new one-company website, Eversource.com, will serve all customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
“Energy is what brings us all together and as Eversource, we will proudly continue to meet our promises to our customers,” added May. “Whether it’s heading out in the storm while others head home, or taking care of problems before they arise, with a new name our focus remains the same—powering our region’s homes, businesses, offices, families, neighbors and friends.”
Business and residential customers do not need to take any action as the company becomes Eversource. All web log-in information will continue to work and customers will be automatically redirected to Eversource.com if they visit the former operating companies’ websites. No company phone numbers will change. Customers can continue to call the same phone numbers for account information, outage reporting, moving and any questions.
As part of the change, Eversource plans to trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol ES. Changes to the company’s ticker symbol are expected to be effective at the beginning of trading on Thursday, February 19, 2015.