Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.
Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.
The Long Island Power Authority announced Monday that it will not be raising rates in the year to come.
Privatizing the Long Island Power Authority is among the options reportedly under serious consideration by New York State in the wake of the utility’s dismal response to superstorm Sandy.
LIPA COO Michael Hervey says Sandy was the most expensive destructive and powerful storm, from an electrical standpoint, that Long Island has ever seen. But they don’t expect to pass the cost on to customers.
One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.
For at least one New Jersey town, power was restored quickly and orderly after superstorm Sandy, and there is a very good reason.
The pressure and criticism following Superstorm Sandy apparently did a number on the Long Island Power Authority’s chief operating officer.
While most of Manhattan had its power restored about four days after Superstorm Sandy, persistent power problems in some places continued to make life miserable more than two weeks later.
The utility said as of 11 p.m. Sunday, all but 24 customers affected by Superstorm Sandy had had their power restored.
Tenants in public housing in New York City who were affected by Superstorm Sandy will get some help with their rent.
The Hempstead town supervisor on Saturday accused the Long Island Power Authority of ignoring those with special needs.
It’s not just Long Island. Anger reached a boiling point for the powerless in Westchester County on Friday.
If you lost power during Hurricane Sandy or the nor’easter that hit our area you’re probably not feeling too charitable towards your utility company. But many of their workers are in the same boat you are.
In areas like Roslyn Estates, wires still dangled dangerously and homes were getting colder as a nor’easter bore down on the Tri-State Area on Wednesday, but the utility company said that many people would have to wait longer.