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Power Outage/Restoration Update

Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin


Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home, as many have been doing since the pandemic began.

As of this morning there are 2,461 United Illuminating (UI) customers and 88,600 Eversource customers without power. Eversource expects nearly all customers to have power by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, but that means many residents are looking at extended periods without electricity.

According to Eversource, restoration efforts in both Waterford and Montville are “substantially complete.”

Below is the latest information from Eversource and UI.

Eversource has also provided a list of estimated restoration times by town. Estimated times to have power fully restored are below.

Waterford – substantially complete

Montville – substantially complete

Like many of you, I am frustrated with the situation. This year has been challenging for many, and with the added financial pressure of higher electric rates, coupled with Eversource’s lack of preparedness for this storm, many customers want answers, and rightfully so. Once power has been restored statewide, there will be hearings on these two issues, and I will provide more information when possible.

With that said, I would like to extend my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the many men and women working on the lines to restore power to us while being away from their own families, putting their safety at risk, and facing challenges in their own lives. May they stay safe.