(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by The United Illuminating Company and obtained from
Nov. 1, 2012
ORANGE, Conn. -- Nov. 1, 2012 -- The United Illuminating Company
(UI), electric subsidiary of UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE:
UIL), has projected it will complete service restoration to 95%
of its customers before midnight on Monday, Nov. 5.
“We are proceeding full force to restore power to our customers
as quickly and safely as possible,” said James P. Torgerson,
chief executive officer of UIL Holdings. “Our damage assessment,
safety inspection and road clearing crews have been working
around the clock to pave the way for line and service crews to
restore power. Restoration crews already have restored electric
service to approximately 92,340 customers who lost power during
the storm. While damage assessment will continue, we are
confident that we have gathered enough information to
effectively allocate our resources where they are needed most to
As of 6 a.m. today, approximately 107,968 electric customers
still remained without power in the 17 towns and cities UI
“We fully understand that the loss of electricity seriously
disrupts people’s lives, and we have tapped into every resource
at our disposal to restore electric service to all of our
customers safely and as quickly as possible,” added Anthony J.
Vallillo, UI president and chief operating officer. “We
appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we recover
from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, one of the most
powerful storms to ever hit our region.”
UI also reminds its customers to stay safe and follow these
•Assume downed, damaged or dangling power lines are live and
•Avoid anything in which these power lines might be in contact,
such as trees or fences.
•Keep children and pets indoors and away from danger.
•Be mindful of the smell of natural gas.
To report a downed power line, an electrical power outage, or
natural gas odor, call your utility right away with the location
and any specifics. The toll-free numbers are:
•The United Illuminating Company: 800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584)
•Southern Connecticut Gas Company: 800-513-8898
•Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation: 866-924-5325
•Berkshire Gas Company: 800-292-5012
Visit us on social media:
•Twitter: @UnitedIllum, @UILHoldings
About UIL Holdings Corporation:
Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, UIL Holdings
Corporation (NYSE:UIL) is a diversified energy delivery company
serving more than 700,000 electric and natural gas utility
customers in 66 communities across two states, with combined
total assets of over $4 billion.
UIL is the parent company of The United Illuminating Company
(UI), The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut
Natural Gas Corporation (CNG), and The Berkshire Gas Company
(Berkshire), each more than 100 years old. UI provides for the
transmission and delivery of electricity and other energy
related services for Connecticut’s Greater New Haven and
Bridgeport areas. SCG and CNG are natural gas distribution
companies that serve customers in Connecticut, while Berkshire
Gas serves natural gas customers in western Massachusetts. UIL
employs more than 1,850 people in the New England region.
2011 Edison Electric Institute Winner -
Emergency Recovery Award for Tropical Storm Irene
Michael A. West Jr.
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