Energy company has restored power to more than 97,000 customers since the storm began last night
MANCHESTER, N.H. (March 2, 2021) – Hundreds of Eversource line, tree and service workers are making significant progress on around-the-clock restoration efforts as strong winds continue across the state this morning. The energy company has restored power to more than 97,000 customers since the storm began last night, including nearly 60,000 customers in fewer than five minutes using smart switches to isolate outages and reroute power from a back-up source. As of 10:30 a.m., 18,787 customers remain without power.
“Consistent, strong winds with gusts up to 55 miles per hour have been roaring across the state since the storm began last night, bringing down tree limbs and causing significant damage to the electric system,” said Eversource NH President Joe Purington. “Working through the night, our crews made good progress and have restored power to more than 97,000 customers while operating under our COVID-19 pandemic plan and battling the bitter cold and persistent winds. The potential for strong winds to cause additional outages will continue through the day, and we’ll continue to shift resources to the hardest-hit areas as our dedicated employees work around-the-clock until every customer has their power back.”
With strong winds remaining in the forecast for most of Tuesday, additional outages remain possible throughout the day. The energy company continues to caution customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. For live updates on power restoration efforts, follow Eversource on Twitter (@eversourceNH). Up-to-date information regarding outages by community is available through the Eversource outage map.
Photo Caption: An Eversource crew restores power to customers in Amherst, New Hampshire.
High-res images are available on Flickr.
Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2020 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Eversource is New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving nearly 528,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 9,500 homes and businesses in Hampton, North Hampton and Rye. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the #1 contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit eversource.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit aquarionwater.com.