Connecticut Light and Power is projecting “substantial completion” of power restoration
by Monday or Tuesday of next week,
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut is in a better prepared for Hurricane Sandy than it was last year when the state was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, which knocked out power to residents for days.
A storm system with wind gusts clocked at over 50 mph knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Connecticut.
Metro North trains are running on about a thirty-minute delay, after an outage in Greenwich forced them to consolidate service and switch to diesel engines
Connecticut’s attorney general is criticizing the state’s two major utilities over last fall’s snowstorm cleanup and wants state regulators to reject some reimbursements.
State regulators lower rates for CL and P and U.I.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says the state’s energy and environmental commissioner acted properly when he asked state utility regulators to halt a final decision on Connecticut Light & Power’s application to install advanced electricity meters.
Utility crews in Connecticut restored power to more than 80,000 customers in the past 24 hours, dropping the number of outages below 200,000 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
Connecticut Light & Power says it is making significant progress in restoring power after the severe thunderstorms of earlier this week.
A not-for-profit group that promotes power reliability in the Northeast says the supply of electricity this summer will be adequate even if the region experiences prolonged heat waves or power is interrupted.