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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In Storms

The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.

07/24/2013

Con Edison works on restoring power. (credit:  Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Voltage Reduced On Staten Island After Con Edison Manhole Fires

A manhole fire left part of Staten Island without power in the middle of a brutal heat wave overnight, and Con Edison has reduced voltage in many areas in as crews repair equipment.

07/06/2013

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

Panel: LIPA As We Know It Has Got To Go

Following the disastrous response to Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to do away with the current Long Island Power Authority and have the utility run by New Jersey’s PSE&G.

06/05/2013

Con Edison worker (file / credit: Con Edison)

Con Ed Plans $1 Billion In Post-Sandy Improvements For Westchester

For electric customers north of the city, your utility hopes to be better and keeping your lights on. But it will cost you.

06/04/2013

Queens Lightning Strike, Fire

Severe Storms Spark Lightning Fire In Queens, Bring Outages

A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.

04/10/2013

Power Lines (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Manhole Fire Cuts Power In Eastern Queens

A manhole fire cut power to customers Tuesday afternoon in eastern Queens.

04/09/2013

Utility trucks are ready to roll at the National Grid Hub Center in Melville, LI (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

National Grid Brings In Extra Utility Workers With Power Outages Expected

Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.

03/06/2013

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

LIPA Trustees Propose Ways To Improve Communication With Customers

Following Sandy, many angry residents descended upon the Hicksville headquarters of LIPA to protest the utility’s response to the storm.

02/28/2013

A shot of Corona, Queens, sent in by 1010 WINS listener Edwin Collantes.

Power Outages Dwindling Across Region

Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.

02/10/2013

Bayonne, New Jersey (credit: Nicholas Macchia)

Widespread Power Outages Across Tri-State, But Area Spared Worst Of Storm’s Wrath

Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.

02/09/2013

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Connecticut Light & Power Proposes Burying Power Lines In Stamford

Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.

01/02/2013

A lineman from California works to restore power in Long Beach following Sandy - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIPA Announces It Won’t Be Raising Rates For 2013

The Long Island Power Authority announced Monday that it will not be raising rates in the year to come.

12/17/2012

An electrical crew contracted by LIPA works on overhead lines on Old Country Road in Melville - Nov. 19, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Talk Renewed Of Privatizing Long Island Power Authority

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.

12/13/2012

A lineman from California works to restore power in Long Beach following Sandy - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIPA Says It Won’t Raise Rates Because Of 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.

12/07/2012

Generators in use after Sandy (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ridgefield First Selectman Wants CL&P To Sell Customers Generators

One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.

11/26/2012

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