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
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Pinkerton Academy tops Hanover High in 'Granite State Challenge' - 0
- Manchester Central High’s John Rist, back in charge, wipes slate clean for some - 0
- Keene State College grad taking science study to new heights on Mount Everest - 0
- School group favors opening JROTC at Nashua high school - 0
- Athletics Dept. employee at UNH fired over 'invasion of privacy' - 0
- Loeb School spring classes include travel writing - 0
- Windham ready to open a 'Little Shop of Horrors' - 0
- Salem to decide fate of $75m school proposal - 0
- Allenstown parents mobilize to stave off $1 million school budget cut - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NH delays enforcing liquor warehouse pact - 0
- Planned Parenthood funds S&M Web video - 0
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Gatsas incensed by unauthorized use of his phone number for 'robocalls' - 0
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Vote on death penalty repeal set for Wednesday - 0
- Legislative ethics: NH way works better than most - 0
- Blue shame: Obamacare's big change - 0
- Ian Clark's On Hockey: Newest Monarchs making impact - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: Aging catchers cause for concern - 0
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: It was all about chickens, alleged threats and nocturnal wanderings - 0
NH delays enforcing liquor warehouse pact
Two-alarm blaze at vacant building in Nashua
Charles Krauthammer: The wages of weakness
NH native holds lead spot in Iditarod
Roger Simon: How would Hillary handle Putin?