Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Congressman Bill Keating says NStar needs to do a better job when it comes to providing customers with restoration times.
On the Cape, Congressman Keating toured the shelter at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Monday with Governor Deval Patrick and other Cape lawmakers. During a press briefing after the tour, Keating said it’s vital for customers to know when their power will be restored. “The frustration, which I share about NStar, is the level of public information that they are sharing with the public. People worried if their pipes are freezing would like to know if the service is estimated two or three days. That would help make a decision for them about sealing off the water,” Keating said. Keating said he spoke with children of elderly parents who were having difficulty convincing them to move to a shelter. Keating said if those individuals knew …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Find out how many customers are without power in your neighborhood by dragging your mouse over this Nstar outage map.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Company Urges Caution for Downed Lines and Stresses Generator Safety.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The following is a press release sent by NSTAR at 2:30 p.m.: As Hurricane Sandy began to impact Massachusetts late this morning, NSTAR crews and contractors began their response to outages across the region. The company is bracingfor significant damage and power outages as the storm moves across the area. In advance of the storm’s arrival, the company opened its emergency operations center this morning and staffed its regional work centers across the state. Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as far away as Texas and the Midwest are assisting NSTAR’s 3,000 employees in their efforts. These crews are already hard at work and will remain at the ready as the storm progresses. NSTAR’s call center is fully staffed and ready to field …
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Update: 12:30pm: 1,593 Island NStar customers without power. Here's the breakdown: Edgartown, 155; Oak Bluffs, 4; West Tisbury, 1,140; Chilmark, 245 and Tisbury, 49. There our four NStar households without power in West Tisbury. Check out NStar's interactive map. Do you have power? Are the lights flickering? And, if you are without power, how are you getting along? Let us know in the comments section.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Power companies want to charge customers for cost of restoring power during last year's major storms