The following statement is being issued to the media from Mr. Jeff Butler in response to the numerous inquiries made to him regarding the announcement of his resignation from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P).

“While I appreciate that the media may be interested in speaking to me about my decision to resign from CL&P, I have no comment, and will have no comment beyond the following statement. 

In just two months the state of Connecticut has faced two historic storms and the most challenging restoration in CL&P’s history.  The employees responded to each event with dedication and resilience performing well under very difficult conditions.  It is a performance I am proud of.  And yet, from both storms, there are lessons to be learned.

I believe CL&P will emerge even stronger from the review processes that are underway.  However, I did not want my presence to be a distraction to that effort.

I ask for the media to please respect my and my family’s privacy as we all move forward.”