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With A Few Dozen Outages in Farmington, How Did CL&P Do?

Tell us how the utility performed in restoring power to Farmington and, in perspective, to the rest of Connecticut.

At the end of day three following Hurricane Sandy, 35 customers in Farmington were without power or .29 percent.

At its peak, Farmington saw 2,680 outages or 21 percent of the town. 

Farmington began the storm with one dedicated crew already in town and a CL&P liaison embedded in the town’s emergency operations center. That one crew, according to Farmington Town Council Chairman Jeff Hogan worked hard to get power restored across town but officials appealed to the company to get more resources in town. And received several more crews.

Currently 189,178 customers are out across the state of Connecticut. That includes shoreline communities that are still 60, 70 and 80 percent in the dark.

Gov. Dannel Malloy reminded residents that after the Octobers snowstorm a provision was put into place allowing for review and possible discipline of the utility companies should more than 10 percent of customers be without power for more than two days. A private group would determine if the utilities performance was not satisfactory. 

He said he wasn’t saying that was the case, in fact, that it was likely too early to tell.

What do you think? Was CL&P’s performance satisfactory following Hurricane Sandy? Was the company adequately prepared and did it do enough to prevent power outages in the first place?

Janet Grasso November 02, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Last year we had no electricity for 11 days. This year the electricity was off from 5 p.m. on Monday to 3 a.m. on Tuesday, a big improvement.
Deena Quilty November 02, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Yep, last year we were out for 11 days also. This year, we lost power about 5 pm Monday and didn't get it back until about 11 am Wednesday. Still a huge inconvenience, but somehow I am pathetically grateful it wasn't longer.

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