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Early Morning Power Outage In New Bedford

Eversource officials say an equipment failure was the cause of an early Wednesday morning power outage that left roughly 1,000 New Bedford customers without power.

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Credit: Photodisc

Power Restored To Most Customers Following New Bedford Outage

A power outage that, at its peak, left an estimated 700 customers in the dark is believed to have been caused by the failure of an underground cable.

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

New Bedford May Join Other Communities In Search of Cheaper Utility Rates

The City of New Bedford may soon join a host of other Southcoast communities in shopping for better utility rates.

In light of recent rate hikes from companies like NStar, municipalities like Fall River and New Bedford are banding together with smaller towns to form a municipal aggregation, pooling their purchasing power and getting better rates from other suppliers

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

South Coast Power Restoration Could Take Several Days

In high-powered storms such as this one, power outages are almost inevitable. Strong wind gusts and heavy snow can bring down trees and tree limbs, taking out power lines.

NStar spokesman Mike Durand says restoration efforts could take several days

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Power Restored Across Downtown Providence

Power has been restored across downtown Providence after a squirrel got into equipment at an electric substation causing an outage that darkened city hall, federal and state courthouses, and businesses with thousands of workers

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images

NStar Rates Will Likely Increase

National Grid is announcing rate increases up to 37% more than a customer's typical bill.

NStar customers may be in for similar increases as well. NStar spokesman Mike Durand tells WBSM News with more coal-fired power plants across the region closing, the demand for natural gas is quite high, but the infrastructure needs serious updates to meet the demand

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Massachusetts Electric Rates Shoot Up 37 Percent

Many Massachusetts households are going to see their electric bills shoot up 37 percent this winter.

State regulators have approved a 37 percent increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer

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Public To Mull New England Electricity Forecast

New England's regional grid operator is inviting the public to review this year's forecast for the availability of electricity and demand over the coming decade.

The 2014 regional system plan describes how transmission upgrades, power generation and reducing electricity with conservation and energy efficiency will help make enough electricity available

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rogersmj,flickr

New England Grid Manager: Conserve Electricity During Heat Wave

New England's regional grid manager is asking residents to conserve electricity as this week's continuing hot, humid weather threatens to strain the power system.

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Storm Causes Local Power Outages

There have been many scattered power outages in the area over the past 24 hours. Early this morning close to 2 thousand homes in the North End of New Bedford were affected.

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