- Consolidated Edison SVP of Electric Operations John Miksad called the company's Hurricane Sandy problems in New York City “the largest storm-related outage in our history,” and though he expressed no clear timetable for restoring power, the process is expected to take as long as a week.
- Con Ed is still investigating the scope of an explosion that occurred at a substation at East 14th Street and F.D.R Drive in Manhattan Monday night, cutting off power for about a quarter-million customers.
- Flooding from the tidal surge caused by Sandy proved to be more damaging than expected for the area, despite advance equipment shut-down measures.
From the article:
"... Con Ed was expecting major flooding, he said, but the utility was caught off guard by a tidal surge that topped pre-storm estimates. 'Nobody was forecasting that,' he said. 'We are in a bit of uncharted territory.' ..."