CL&P Exec: Restoration Efforts Have Been 'Very Strong' [Updated]

Groton had 11 percent of CL&P customers without power as of Saturday afternoon

At a news conference Saturday, Bill Quinlan, vice president of emergency management for CL&P, said the pace of restoring power after superstorm Sandy has been "very strong."

Speaking at a staging area for restoration crews and equipment in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Quinlan said his company's quick response was due to having many resources in place before the storm struck.

Groton had 11 percent of CL&P customers without power as of Saturday afternoon

Quinlan said his company's initial priority was to deal with public health and safety issues, including restoring power to hospitals. Beyond that, he said, the goal was to restore power to its customers "as quickly as we can.

The company intends to have power restored to all polling stations by Sunday so there is no impact on Tuesday's elections, he said.

Quinlan said CL&P's parent company, Northeast Utilities, has brought in crews from its Massachusetts company, so, "There's been a significant infusion of management, talent and resources, which is going to help us drive this restoration forward."

He said there a currently more than 3,000 line workers in the field and more 1,500 tree workers.

"We're going to continue to add resources necessary to conclude this just as quickly as possible for our customers," Quinlan said. He said CL&P forcecasts that restoration of power will be "substantially complete" by Monday or Tuesday.

Quinlan said a rumor that restoration crews are leaving Connecticut to work in New York and New Jersey are untrue. He said the public may see crews passing through Connecticut to work in those states, but none of the crews designated to work here will be leaving until restoration is complete.

Mariellen V. French November 04, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Although my power was restored at noon on Tuesday (a 40 year record after a storm), there are still too many people without power today. I believe the work crews are doing their best, but management still needs to get it's act together. People are without heat in freezing temperatures, which in itself is a health and safety hazzard. Some of the homes without power are uninhabitable because of storm damage, which is a different issue. My heart goes out to all those sitting in the dark and cold.
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