Northeast Utilities CEO seeks to overcome storms
The new chief executive of Northeast Utilities said Wednesday that New England’s largest utility has its work cut out for it following two storms last year that damaged power lines and the company’s reputation. Thomas J. May told reporters he is reassuring customers and regulators that Northeast Utilities has learned from last year’s problems that resulted from a tropical storm in late August and a freak snow storm two months later. Hundreds of thousands of customers were without power for as long as 11 days after the October storm.