Comments on: Exclusive: Ditching CEO won’t save US utility deal Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: civisisus Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:40:12 +0000 Terrific piece, Rob. Beyond sharing with everyone I know within a downed powerline of Northeast Utilities service areas, how might we help people admire the pattern of dots you’ve connected here?

Gov. Malloy’s heart may possibly be in the right place – his nose for vote counts surely is – but his head is on the physical response time of the sorry CL&P leadership, rather than their anencephalic COMMUNICATION plan and execution. Of course the physical obstacles to fixing downed lines were many (though might have been fewer with appropriate regular maintenance) – but the INFORMATION obstacles, inflamed by lack of plan, execution, and indifferent attitude is what cut Butler’s wires.

Northeast can’t be permitted to become responsible for power for more people unless & until they present a workable plan for communicating and delivering on both “rescue event” fixes AND responsible routine system service. That plan HAS to include provision for “incentives” (let’s start with jail time, shall we? 😉 )which ensure it is taken as their highest priority and carried out fully. Maybe BEFORE they own another rate payer.