A National Grid team repairs a broken power line Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (Photo courtesy: National Grid)

Patrick: $1 Trillion To Bury Power Lines Underground

Should all the power lines be buried underground? “I love the idea,” Patrick said Monday.


NightSide – Patrick Mehr Joins Dan Rea To Discuss Municipal Utility Choice

Is It Time For A Municipal Utility Choice?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/13/2011

(File photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

National Grid: Power Will Be Restored By End Of Saturday

Almost exactly a week after Tropical Storm Irene knocked out power for more than 500,000 Massachusetts residents, service has been restored to almost everyone.


A toppled utility poll. (CBS)

Post-Irene Power Outages Down To About 10,500 In Mass.

About 12,000 customers are still without power after Tropical Storm Irene, but most are expected to be back on line before the holiday weekend.


Power lines down on Gover Road on Millbury after Tropical Storm Irene. (Photo courtesy: AP/Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Paul Kapteyn)

State Rep. Wants Utilities To Give Rebates To Customers Who Lose Power

A state legislator wants the utilities to give customers rebates if they lose power for an extended period of time.


Utility Crews work to get the power back on after Irene.

Communication Breakdown? Powerless Residents Complain

Two days after Irene swept through our state many are still in the dark, including one family whose son is battling diabetes.


Kilby St in Woburn (credit: Christine Lang)

Crews Tackle Outages, Power Still Out For 175,000 In Mass.

More than a quarter of a million Massachusetts electric customers and another 35,000 New Hampshire customers are still without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.


Raymond C Richer school is among those closed because of power outages caused by Irene.

Irene Forces Several Towns To Postpone First Day Of Classes

Widespread power outages are forcing several school districts to postpone the first day of classes.


Holbrook (credit: Karen Delrosso)

Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Power After Irene

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were still without power Monday, a day after Tropical Storm Irene hit New England.


(credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

NStar To Buy Power From Three Land Wind Farms

Massachusetts regulators have approved deals by the state’s second-largest utility to buy power from three land wind farms.