A top state leader is calling for the resignation of Eversource CEO James Judge following the company’s response to massive power outages in the aftermath of tropical storm Isaias.
State Senator Norm Needleman, the senate chair of the Energy and Technology Commission, has criticized Eversource’s storm planning and response. And he believes the company should take responsibility.
“The problem stops at top failures and epic failures like this with strategic decision-making that, in my view, is very flawed that needs to change. We pay the highest fees in the country and just consider the level of responses we get, ”says Needleman.
Eversource released a statement in response to Needleman̵7;s call for accountability.
“We see the tremendous impact of the storm and the consequent outage on our customers statewide. As with all hurricanes, we will participate in post-action reviews with regulatory agencies. community stakeholders to evaluate our approach to storm recovery and emergency efforts, but today we focus on one thing – do everything we can to restore power to its customers, “said Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross.