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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said the state’s electricity utilities have been more efficient in restoring power following Tropical Storm Henri, especially in New London County.

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The New York Assembly Energy Committee will hold a hearing on Monday, August 9, to discuss the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) decision to renew its contract with PSEG Long Island.

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Eversource Energy said it plans to assign a public safety specialist for each community in Connecticut to assess storm damage. That’s after the utility company faces millions of dollars in fines due to its poor response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

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The Long Island Power Authority has reached a tentative settlement with New Jersey-based power service provider PSEG. It would keep PSEG services until at least 2025.

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PSEG Long Island was unable to meet their self-imposed deadline to fix communication system issues that led to poor performance during Tropical Storm Isaias a year ago. A Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) report found that all of those problems were preventable, and even though their service provider made upgrades, the system is considered “antiquated.”