As part of this large-scale effort, CEI was assisted by crews from CPP after they finished making repairs to their own customers in the city
In New Jersey, 756,774 customers are without power, or 19 percent of the population. This is down from a peak of 2,615,291 reported outages
The utility expects to complete restoration work November 5 in communities where power outages remain and continues to move workers into those communities as crews complete work elsewhere
More than 139,000 Staten Island customers were affected by Hurricane Sandy's wrath and several reports call the city's southernmost borough "the epicenter" of Sandy's fury in New York City
Power has been restored to about 82 percent of customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland who were affected by the storm
According to the Department of Energy, as of 9:00 a.m. EDT November 2 there are 3,628,739 customers without power in the affected states of the Union
Smart grid technology investment has given rise to the need for true system engineering skills similar to those fostered by U.S. investment in the space program.
Electric power distribution systems historically have incorporated little automation.
Reliability will be the top priority for grid operators no matter whom or where they serve.
Con Edison said Sandy was the largest storm-related outage in its history. The previous record was the more than 200,000 customers affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011