Eversource’s Massive Workforce Focusing on Final Storm Outages

Power back for nearly all customers; most remaining outages to be restored 11 p.m.
A utility worker gives a thumbs-up as work nears completion on restoring power on the Cape (Eversource photo)

BOSTON (March 16, 2018) – Eversource’s enormous, non-stop restoration effort continues in high gear on Cape Cod with an army of utility crews from around the country working to get power back for the remaining customers affected by Skylar. Contending with challenging conditions for the last several days, more than a thousand crews including Eversource lineworkers from Western Mass, Connecticut and New Hampshire have restored power to more than 460,000 customers. Since winter weather started battering Massachusetts on March 2nd, crews have worked around-the-clock to restore power to more than one million Eversource customers in the commonwealth.

“Our employees and out-of-state crews continue to do a tremendous job repairing extensive damage and restoring power after this latest wave of destructive weather, and they remain focused on the remaining outages,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Field Operations Doug Foley. “We know how tough it is for customers to be without power and we greatly appreciate their continued understanding,”

Crews are continuing to make the necessary repairs to get every customer back on line. Many of these final outages are unique to each customers’ specific situation, requiring more individualized attention and, therefore, taking additional time to complete. Some locations, including unoccupied seasonal homes, may require homeowners to hire private electricians before they can be reconnected to the local electric grid. Lineworkers are going to each of these individual locations to assess what additional equipment or effort may be required to make repairs to Eversource-owned equipment.

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