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LIST: Where you can charge-up, cool-off during Connecticut power outages

This article will be updated as we learn more from cities and towns on their plans to add charging stations for residents.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Below is a list of cooling and/or charging stations set up in several cities and towns across Connecticut.

This article will be updated as we learn more from cities and towns on their plans to add charging stations for residents.


Community Center (Multi-Purpose Room in the lower level) open as a cooling station and device charging station from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are also device charging stations set up outside at the front and rear entrance of the Library.


New Street Fire House has a charging station and water for residents.


Darien residents who need a place to charge a phone, cool off, or do some work may visit the Mather Center.  We do have space limitations, so please call 203-656-7490 first for availability.  Masks will be required and safe social distances must be maintained while in the Center.

East Hartford

  • East Hartford Public Library at 840 Main Street. Additionally, free WiFi is also accessible from the East Hartford Public Library parking lot and the library lawn. Both the charging station and WiFi are available during library’s business hours.
  • Cultural Community Center, located at 50 Chapman Place. Families are asked to send in one family member if possible. The charging station at the Cultural Center will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Individuals are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing measures when using these charging stations.

East Haven

East Haven Senior Center available for charging from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Charging stations are located in the Lobby of Police Headquarters (100 Reef Roadd) and the Fairfield Senior Center (100 Mona Terrace). Residents are urged to remember face coverings.

The Fairfield Police Department also has a mobile command post at the Old Navy parking lot on Black Rock Turnpike. They are distributing bottled water and making WiFi and charging stations available.


The Senior Center is open as a cooling center at 9 a.m. Water is available at Lyman Memorial High School 24/7 via a hose on the left side of the building (Ag Sci wing) diagonal from the Sugar Shack.


The Town Campus Emergency Shelter will be open from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through at least Sunday.

Starting tomorrow, the Town will be opening shower facilities at Daniel Hand High School, which includes improved and more extensive shower facilities. Residents can use the men’s and women’s locker rooms which are located by the Tiger Door back entrance of the school from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.


Meriden Senior Center, 22 West Main Street available for charging from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park in rear of the building on Hanover Street, enter through rear of building.

Bring your own device charging cords or adaptor. There will be a charging time limit of 1 hour. Social distancing and face coverings are required while in the Senior Center. Public health emergency preparedness materials will be available.

Safety Protocols and Expectations for the Charging Station:

  • Charge cells phones, laptops, and small medical equipment.
  • Phone charging will be allowed for 1 hour maximum.
  • To increase charging efficiency for all, do not use the phone while it is charging.
  • Temperatures taken at the door and not exceed (100.4 F). Children included.
  • Must wear a mask at all times before, during and while exiting the Senior Center.
  • Social distancing will be enforced.
  • Families must stay together while inside of the Senior Center.
  • Sanitation solution will be available at each site to sanitize the seating station.
  • Restrooms will not be available
  • Refrigeration will not be available.  


Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane: 8 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily

OfficePlace can accommodate them with a Day Office or a Meeting Room with WiFi to work in until they regain power.


Charging stations are located near the main entrance of the Library, and CCHD phones have been restored.

New London

 At this time our cooling centers (Senior Citizen Center) at 120 Broad Street “Martin Center” will be open and available during the day time business hours Monday thru Friday from 08:00 AM till close of business at 3:30 PM. Citizens requiring the services of the cooling center on this Saturday should go to the New London Public Library at 63 Huntington Street lower level “Community” Room between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM. The Library “Community” Room will also serve as a cooling center during the week Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 AM-4 PM and on Tuesday & Thursday 12:00PM till 6PM. Those requiring a cooling center on this Sunday will be able to go to the Senior Citizen Center from 10 AM to 3 PM. Anyone utilizing the services of the cooling centers will be required to wear a facemask and to be socially distanced from others by six feet, masks may be provided upon request.

Those in need of charging electronic devices such as phone, small computers can utilize the services at each cooling center, New London Fire Department’s South Station on Lower Boulevard or at Riverside Park, at either  of the 3 remote solar power (light) units located on the promenade at the base of the park at no cost.


LaBonne's Market offering free phone charging stations and free water to anyone effected by the power outages.


The Redding Community Center has been set up for residents to get jug water (in the parking lot) and charging station in the parking lot (generator).

Jug water will also be available at Redding Town Hall.


LaBonne's Market offering free phone charging stations and free water to anyone effected by the power outages.


Calendar House, 388 Pleasant Street from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday August 6.


With extreme hot temperatures expected today through Wednesday, the Birdseye Center at 468 Birdseye Street will be open as a cooling station Monday from 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

The YMCA will also be open for charging phones and devices from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. today and tomorrow, and for showers today and tomorrow from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The City of Torrington will be operating a charging station in front of City Hall. Residents are asked to bring their own charging device and limit their charging time to one hour. Social distancing and masks must be worn while utilizing the charging stations.

Torrington has also established a Water Filling Station at West Torrington Ball Field - 804 Riverside Avenue. Residents can obtain fresh potable water at this location.  They will need to bring an appropriate container to fill.


LaBonne's Market offering free phone charging stations and free water to anyone effected by the power outages.

West Hartford

The charging stations available are as follows:

  • Conard - Berkshire Road - outside of grounds garage across from cafeteria
  • King Philip - 100 King Philip Drive - to the far right of main entrance
  • Bristow - 34 Highland Street - main entrance at north end of building
  • Charter Oak - 425 Oakwood Avenue - outside cafeteria/gym entrance off of playground
  • Morley - 77 Bretton Road - kindergarten playground at front of building
  • Norfeldt - 35 Barksdale Road - front entrance
  • Whiting Lane - 47 Whiting Lane - north parking lot, loading dock


The LP Wilson Charging Station is available again today (8/9) from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Limited outlets are available in the senior center café and main hallway. Free public WiFi is also available. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.


LaBonne's Market offering free phone charging stations and free water to anyone effected by the power outages.

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