Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city. Critics who said CL&P, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, restored power too slowly after powerful storms in 2011 urged the utility to bury lines to avoid power outages.
The plant has been closed since May of last year after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered Honeywell to make the site able to withstand an earthquake or tornado. The regulators also wanted the company to revise its emergency response plans to natural disasters.
Interim President Nicolas Maduro charged that allies of Venezuela's opposition are sabotaging the country's power grid ahead of this month's presidential election. Maduro ordered the military to safeguard power stations across the country to prevent sabotage.
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else. At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast coast, forecasters at the center stopped issuing advisories and warnings.
Connecticut's biggest utility asked regulators Thursday to allow it to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms last year and in 2011, a request that would increase the typical customer's bill $3 a month.
Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. There isn't a person in sight.
A small private aircraft clipped two houses before smashing into a third and snapping in half, killing two people inside the plane and leaking enough jet fuel to force the evacuation of nearby homes in a northern Indiana neighborhood, authorities said.
More than 10,000 people could die when a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, researchers told Oregon legislators. When it hits, the report says, many communities will be left without water, power, heat and telephone service.
A Midwest snowstorm packing heavy snow and strong winds left six people dead in Kansas, hundreds of vehicles crashed or stranded in Wisconsin, and tens of thousands of utility customers without power in Michigan.
Shaan Singh is back in business running a newly rebuilt convenience store and sandwich shop. A once-wrecked elementary and high school complex is back in session. Burgers and fried chicken are being served again at a popular restaurant that had a school bus tossed into its wall. A year after a deadly twister, signs of renewal are everywhere in Henryville.
The breaks on the service part of the bill will generally range from several dollars for residential customers to several hundred dollars for larger users like businesses, municipalities and lighting districts. They are based on the average number of days of lost service in a given area and will appear soon on bills.
A visual compilation showing how Superstorm Sandy compares with last year's Japan earthquake and Thailand floods in terms of damage and loss of lives. The Japan earthquake and resulting tsunami still ranks as the most costly disaster in history.
An Associated Press analysis of outage times from other big hurricanes and tropical storms suggests that, on the whole, the response to Sandy by utility companies, especially in hardest-hit New York and New Jersey, was typical — or even a little faster than elsewhere after other huge storms.
One of the New Jersey's largest utility companies says residents should expect power outages of a week or more once the effects of Hurricane Sandy hit the state. The state's office of emergency management echoed those warnings. Spokeswoman Mary Goepfert says the storm likely will be worse than Hurricane Irene last year.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said in a statement that it had known safety improvements were needed before last year's tsunami triggered three meltdowns, but it had feared the political, economic and legal consequences of implementing them.
The massive failure has raised serious concerns about India's outdated infrastructure and the government's inability to meet its huge appetite for energy as the country aspires to become a regional economic superpower.
The new CEO said recently enacted Connecticut legislation requiring performance standards for emergency preparation and service restoration will have costs, but it's too early to know what they are.
Connecticut's utilities need to fix the "toxic relationship" between labor and management, and improve their worst-case planning and staffing for major storms, according to recommendations released Monday by the governor's panel.
Many towns asked parents to postpone or cancel Halloween revelry because of snow-clogged sidewalks, slippery surfaces and the possibility of more falling tree limbs.
Attendees will hear the many lessons learned as a result of the recent H1N1 outbreaks across the globe. Specifically, the presenter will demonstrate how the Toronto Hydro-Electric System responded throughout the various stages to keep staff info...
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