Connecticut Light & Power
When the phone rings at Greenwich town hall, more often than not, it’s a local resident with an inquiry, or complaint, usually a call for assistance, according to town administrator John Crary.
The ‘Two Storm Panel’ called upon by Gov. Dan Malloy to investigate the response to both Irene and the freak Halloween weekend snowstorm has handed down its recommendations.
After disastrous power outages following Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm, and with a new president at the helm, Connecticut Light & Power has unveiled a plan to boost the reliability of its electrical grid.
As many as 200,000 of the more than 800,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without power following the freak October snowstorm were left in the dark for a week or more.
The hangover from October’s freak snowstorm hasn’t dissipated yet in Connecticut. As many as 75 percent of the state’s residents were in the dark at one point. On Friday, a new report pointed the finger at Connecticut Light & Power.
Connecticut Light & Power is reporting customers in Greenwich and Stamford are being affected by a blackout, but most power is back online.
The ‘Two Storm Panel’ is still investigating how to avoid a repeat of what happened after Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm.
Northeast Utilities says Jeff 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.
The co-chair of Gov. Dan Malloy’s panel examining the state’s power companies wants to know how much it would cost to harden the electrical system, even against a storm as strong as a category 3 hurricane.
The panel created to investigate the response to both Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm meets today in Connecticut.
Union official Frank Sarullo says it’s clear no one is buying a lot of what’s being said by the suits when it comes to Connecticut Light & Power’s response to the freak October 29 snowstorm.
Panel co-chair Joe McGee says the committee will focus on better preparedness for faster recovery from intensifying storms.
“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.”
More than 112,000 customers still without power in Connecticut. Malloy says updated timetables show some areas won’t have power restored until Wednesday.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said Witt Associates will complete a review of CL&P and United Illuminating’s storm preparation and response by Dec. 1.