Power woes don’t end with winter in Londonderry
In recent months, power outages around town have been random and frequent, leaving many citizens shaking their heads.
LaRocca and other company officials were present at Monday night’s Town Council meeting in hopes of informing the community about the issues at hand.
“It’s been grating on many residents having to deal with these frequent outages,” he added.
With many of Londonderry’s communities relying on underground utilities, it’s often no quick fix when its time to target an outage source.
Paul Casper, manager of PSNH’s Derry/Londonderry work center, agreed.
“Every type of utilities system is a double-edged sword,” he said.
He said being ready for the unexpected is a vital part of his job. Just last week, a raven flew into the Mammoth Road substation and knocked out the power in several neighborhoods.
“It’s very costly, but we don’t mind that,” Casper said, noting that the Smart Grid system allowed workers to promptly locate the dead bird and restore power to several thousand homes.
About two weeks ago, an underground cable fault resulted in an outage near Holten Circle. Workers promptly responded and dug into the ground, replacing a 10-foot section of cable and filling the hole again. ”
PSNH officials said they’re hoping to minimize future outages while preparing for the coming winter season.
“I think the big question here is communication,” Dolan said. “If the town knows what’s going on, we can let citizens know. And when people know what’s happening and why, it can improve some of the angst we all experience.”firstname.lastname@example.org
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