ConEd May Find Sandy's Silver Lining

Hurricane Sandy changed everything for Consolidated Edison (ED). While power has been restored to most of ConEd's service territory, many customers connected to the utility continue to have challenges restoring water-soaked motors, electrical systems and equipment. Nevertheless, Sandy provided new lessons for customers and regulators. It also provided a framework to rethink ConEd's power-distribution system.

The public is more keenly aware of how dependent it is on the reliable delivery of electric power. Reliability is now at the forefront of most consumers' minds as policymakers assess options to prevent a repeat of the massive power outage. One option is to consider building a more robust power-distribution system....499 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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