1.8 million customers still have no electricity after Hurricane Irene

Over 5.9 million customers from North Carolina to Maine were affected by Hurricane Irene.  As of noon, about 70% of the customers have had their power restored. However, 1.8 million customers still are without electric service. Most of the damage was done to power lines. Currently 14 high voltage power lines are out of service.

The following utilities reported these numbers of customers are still without electric service. Most utilities expect 99% of the service restorations to be completed for those customers that can receive service by the end of this weekend and the remaining restorations could run into next week:

Damaged power lines afte Hurricane Irene

Southeast – 354,700 customers:

Progress Energy Carolinas – 22,100

Dominion – 279,800

North Carolina Electric Co-op – 34,000

Electricities – 18,800

Midwest and Mid-Atlantic – 428,385 customers:

Southern Maryland Electric Co-op – 15,427

PEPCO – 1,927

BGE – 146,741

Delmarva – 1,550

PECO – 12,000

Met Ed – 19,936

PPL – 26,211

Penelec – 2,651

Atlantic City – 1,839

Jersey Central – 144,821

PSE&G – 42,289

Rappahannock Electric – 1,893

Northern Neck Electric Co-op – 5,900

UGI – 5,200

New York – 331,653 customers:

LIPA – 189,472

Con Edison – 20,026

Orange & Rockland – 16,057‪

Central Hudson – 33,608

NYSEG – 55,813

National Grid – 16,677

New England – 679,123 customers:

Connecticut Light & Power – 305,235

United Illuminating – 60,772

Western Mass Electric – 11

National Grid – 201,422

NSTAR – 35,000

Public Service Company of New Hampshire – 8,135

New Hampshire Electric Co-op – 796

Central Vermont – 12,246

Central Maine Power – 55,000

Green Mountain Power - 506