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PowerStream heads south to assist with Sandy power restoration efforts


November 1, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

November 1, 2012 – EBMag has learned PowerStream will be sending four, three-man crews in four bucket trucks and three pick-up trucks to Connecticut to assist Hartford-based Northeast Utilities in restoring power to customers who have been without electricity since October 29, when Hurricane Sandy swept across regions of Canada and the U.S.

Although power has been restored to some customers in Connecticut, as of this afternoon, more than 350,000 were still without service, said PowerStream.

“Hurricane Sandy has been devastating, and we must come together at times like these. As one of Ontario’s largest municipally-owned electricity distribution companies, we recognize the importance of being there to assist other utilities restore and help their communities,” said Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream chair, adding that there’s an obligation to assist others in their time of need.

“It is important for us provide this assistance and I am proud of our employees for their response,” said Brian Bentz, PowerStream president and CEO.

“It’s not easy to work under such difficult and unfamiliar conditions but they recognize the urgency of the situation and the need to be of assistance, especially given the number of people affected,” continued Bentz.