A nor’easter is bringing Connecticut its first snowfall of the season along with strong gusty winds only days after Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.
Connecticut utility companies say all polling places in the state will have power on Election Day on Tuesday, although some might be running on generator power.
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.
Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit the region early next
Federal energy regulators say Connecticut’s nuclear power plant has shut down one of two units because water from Long Island Sound used to operate the plant is too hot following the hottest July on record.
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.
The northeastern United States and several Canadian provinces should have sufficient electrical power this summer due to more generating capacity and the slow economic recovery that is reducing demand, according to a group that promotes power reliability.
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After about 12 hours running on generators, the UConn Health Center is back up and running at 100 percent power.
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.