Post-Sandy Power Pole Shortage Prompts NY Utility Study
By Pete Brush
Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 4:24 PM EST) -- Of all the hassles that stuck in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's craw after Superstorm Sandy smacked New York, a dearth of utility poles that delayed repairs may have topped the list, and in response state regulators ordered utilities Friday to examine whether stockpiling such assets would make sense.
As utilities including Consolidated Edison of New York Inc. and the Long Island Power Authority scrambled to restore power after the Oct. 29 storm left millions of people in the dark, news reports from Westchester County and Long Island...