Why It Takes So Long to Fix a Power Outage

A storm this weekend knocked out power to millions of buildings in the mid-Atlantic region. About 443,000 lost electricity in the Washington, DC area, and over 200,000 outages occurred in southern New Jersey. The utilities that serve those two markets, Pepco and Atlantic City Electric—say it might take until midnight… » 7/02/12 12:00pm 7/02/12 12:00pm