Connecticut Light and Power
CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.
Mitch Gross, a spokesman for the utility, said it’s reviewing the four locations to determine if reliability would be improved. He says burying cables would require much more than digging a trench.
A total of about 1.5 million power customers in the Tri-State area remained without power Sunday night, as relief and recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy continued.
More than 4 million customers served by Con Edison, LIPA, PSEG, JCP&L, Connecticut Light and Power, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG were without power as of late Tuesday night.
s Superstorm Sandy raged, nearly 2.7 million customers in the New York City metro area were without power Monday night – a number nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Chicago.
Gov. Malloy has again urged shoreline residents to heed his evacuation order. He declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Malloy said Sandy is forecast to cause more flooding damage than the state saw in the devastating hurricane of 1938.
Customers of Connecticut Light & Power, the state’s largest electric utility, are running out of time to apply for a credit to help compensate them for lengthy power outages following the freak October snowstorm.
The nearly 900,000 residents without power may be facing power hikes after utility agency Connecticut Light and Power said they expect the price tag for fixing the outages to be around $100 million.
“Many have been cold and many more have been inconvenienced,” Gov. Dan Malloy said. “This should not have happened and my job is to find out why it did and to make sure it does not happen again.”
Snow started falling late Saturday morning in parts of the Tri-state area, including in New York City and New Jersey as part of a storm that could dump anywhere from a dusting to up to 10 inches of snow throughout the region.
A Con Edison official said it shouldn’t take past Tuesday evening to restore power to the vast majority of its customers who lost it in Tropical Storm Irene.
Thousands of people were left without power Saturday after storms slammed parts of the Tri-state area Friday night, knocking down trees and power lines.