GREENWICH - At a news conference today, officials from Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) outlined steps it plans to take in order to prevent future power issues in Greenwich.

Among the steps, CL&P says it is planning on building a new bulk power substation in town.

Officials say that the extreme heat and recent lightning strikes were likely responsible for thousands of Greenwich customers being left in the dark, some for up to four days.

First Selectman Peter Tesei says considering the circumstances , CL&P did a fine job fixing the problem.

Officials say the new project is in the preliminary planning stages and it could take several years to complete.

Greenwich residents without power since Wednesday