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Power Restoration Update

Posted on August 8, 2020 by admin


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Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home, which has become the new norm.

Like many of you, I am frustrated with our electric distributor between their recent delivery rate increase, which has been temporary suspended, and their general lack of preparedness for this storm. Once power has been restored statewide, there will be hearings on these two issues.

There are currently 17,890 UI customers (or 5.3% of their customer base) and 278,000 Eversource customers still without power as of this afternoon. 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.

Below is the latest information from Eversource and UI. Eversource has also provided a list of estimated restoration times by town (Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. for Norwalk, and Monday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. for Darien).

  • Eversource (general updates): Click Here
  • Eversource (estimated restoration times): Click Here
  • United Illuminating (general outage information) : Click Here

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Email: Terrie.Wood@cga.ct.gov