The Edison Electric Institute recently presented Eversource with the EEI “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after three consecutive nor’easters. Winter Storm Riley, Winter Storm Quinn and Winter Storm Skylar hit Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire in March of this year.
The Emergency Recovery Award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore power to customers after service disruptions caused by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process.
Eversource received the award during EEI’s Annual Convention in San Diego.
In March, back-to-back nor’easters produced hurricane level winds and record snowfall, affecting Eversource’s service territory across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The storms caused service outages for 1,750,000 customers.
Due to Eversource’s tireless preparation and work, crews swiftly replaced distribution lines, poles and transformers to restore power to customers as quickly as possible.
-- Press Release