Connecticut’s largest utility is handling large-scale power outages following Superstorm Sandy as it did after last year’s destructive autumn snow storm in nearly every way but one: no restoration projections.
Connecticut Light & Power’s unionized linemen rallied at the State Capitol over what they say are inadequate staffing levels.
Connecticut regulators harshly criticized the state’s biggest utility on Wednesday for its “deficient and inadequate” handling of two massive storms last year and held out the possibility of cutting its allowed profit as punishment for extensive outages affecting hundreds of thousands of customers.
Connecticut Light & Power has filed a plan with state regulators to spend $300 million over five years to strengthen its system against storms.
An independent consultant says Connecticut’s largest utility wasn’t prepared for a record-setting snowstorm in October and its failure to put repair crews in place before the storm delayed efforts to restore power.
Northeast Utilities says Jeffrey Butler has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power, which has come under fire for its handling of power outages after last month’s snowstorm.
Connecticut’s attorney general says he will research whether the state’s largest utility broke any laws in its handling of outages that affected thousands of people for more than a week.
The parent company of Connecticut’s largest electric utility is offering $10 million to establish a fund to help residential customers who experienced losses because of a rare October snowstorm.
Two Enfield men are under arrest on charges that they stole a downed electrical transformer from a street in Enfield Tuesday.
A Connecticut fire department is blasting the state’s largest utility provider, saying the company should bear the blame if any of its town residents die in emergencies connected to the area’s lengthy power outage.