Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and United Illuminating (UI) Co. reported just over 1,000 remaining outages statewide as of Nov. 7, after the storm initially knocked out power for more than one million customers.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Nov. 5 that the state was better prepared than when Tropical Storm Irene hit 14 months ago, adding that both utilities met their respective internal targets for having the lights back on for most customers by the evening of Nov. 5.
“I certainly want to capture the lessons learned,” Malloy said at a Nov. 5 press conference in Hartford. “Having said that, there’s no doubt that the state was substantially better prepared.”
Because more than 10 percent of each utility’s customer base was out of power for more than two days, both will be subjected to state-mandated post-storm reviews by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Malloy said.