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Tropical Storm ‘Isaias’ Was 80-Miles To The West, BUT Eversource Still Manage To Lose Power, in Alton (NH), For 8-Hours.

by Anura Guruge

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Typical. Did NOT expect anything else from (bloody) Eversource.

We knew this was coming. Eversource is so predictable.

Yes, we had SOME blowing. Nothing major. NO TREES FELL AROUND HERE. We know! We drove around for an hour, at 10pm, looking for any fallen trees. A few small branches down.

Nothing to warrant an 8-hour power outage. Bloody Eversource.

Eversource only has about 160 customers in Alton. We are at the END of a line. No customers beyond us. The line ends with us, in Alton. So, more often than not, Eversource has no incentive or motivation to keep us going.

I am CONVINCED that somebody at an Eversource distribution center turns off our power during a storm so that the juice can be used somewhere else.

That power was restored at 3:14AM proves my point. There is NO WAY, no way in hell, that crews were out there at 3am moving downed trees & splicing power cables.

ONLY way power is restored at 3:14am is by somebody sitting at a station ‘pressing a button’.

Bloody Eversource.

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Thanks To Eversource (PSNH) We Lost Power 3 (Plus) Times In The Last 4-Days (i.e., Since Friday).

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, I fully understand & appreciate that we had some bad weather of late and that some poor souls lost power for multiple-days at a stretch.

And I also THANK & give kudos to Eversource — as I did in October 2019 — when they get it right (and go the extra mile).

Not so the last few days.

We lost power THIS MORNING — i.e., Monday morning. There was NO bloody reason for that. Yes, there was LIGHT snow falling, but NO wind and no ice.

Ditto, Saturday morning. No wind. No ice. NOTHING. Just Eversource being cussed.

I was RESIGNED to losing power Friday. Yes, there was some wind. I will concede that. But, it was a JOKE. Power was coming on and going off — all bloody night. Ruined one of my UPS units. No chance that Eversource will pay for a replacement.

I do NOT like Eversource. Yes, I will THANK THEM on occasion BUT they are NOT a good, decent company that cares of its customers.

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KUDOS To Eversource (PSNH) They Did GOOD In The October 17, 2019 Storm.

by Anura Guruge

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I am the first to bust their chops and rant-&-rave when they have an ‘uncalled’ for outage. But, in the same token I do give them credit when they do good.

They did good today.

Immensely exceeded my expectations (though my expectations were not very high and I was hunkering down for a 3-day outage).

Yes, the winds did howl early this morning. Woke us up.

I was HOPING that we would not lose power but we did — not sure when, maybe around 4am (possibly earlier).

I knew they wouldn’t even TRY to restore power prior to daylight, provided the rains & winds abated.

I had a cup of coffee in bed around 8:30, as is my won’t. We have a gas stove and that still work.

Then, suitably sustained, I went out and hooked up our two generators in a slight rain. They both worked first time, which is always a relief. Got everything squared away. Had power. Started taking my shower.

Power came back. Must have been around 10am. I am IMPRESSED and THANKFUL.

I let the generators run for another 40-minutes while I completed my ablutions. I like to get them an extended run every few months to stop them from rusting.

So, all was good.

Not so with BLOODY Atlantic Broadband. They have a widespread outage NOT related to the storm. They really suck.

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6-Hour (‘Scummy’) Eversource (PSNH) Power Outage In Alton (NH) — February 25, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

I knew that scummy Eversource would manage to stage a power outage for us. They are so damn predictable.

Yes, there was SOME wind, but it was NOT that bad this far up North. Look at the map. The winds were strongest further South.

Alton, who gets power from the Co-Op, did NOT lose power. Just frigging Eversource.

This was damn Eversource at their scummy, despicable best. I really resent them, I hate them so much that I would part with a kidney if I could get a different supplier!

As far as I am concerned they are the scummiest company I have the misfortune to deal with. Yes, I am not amused.

Yes, I had both generators going. So, we were OK. But, there was NO need for a 6-hour outage. Wind damage up here was NON EXISTENT.

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40-Minute Eversource (PSNH) Power Outage In Alton (NH) — June 18, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

It was from around 7:05 to about 7:45pm, on Monday, June 18, 2018. We, in Alton, New Hampshire, were having but light rain — but we know there were thunderstorm to the South of us.

We were watching Episode 2 of “Anne Frank Diaries” on Acorn TV went all went dark.

We were the first to call to report an outage.

To be fair to Eversource (a.k.a. ‘Eversore’) this appears to be the first outage we have had since November 29, 2017 — i.e., 201-days!

WOW. 201-days.

In November 2017 we had three (3) outages in the month.

Well, I am not complaining.

On January 3, 2018, in anticipation of the “Bomb Cyclone” snow storm we had got a new generator — our 3rd. This was meant to be a backup for the other two — we needing two generators to power up 70% of the house.

Well today was the first time I got to use the new generator, a 7,000-watt Troy-Bilt (from Lowes), with electric start, in action. Once I remembered how to start it, it started first time. [I have now put a sticker on the switch I need to have on ‘ON’ before the electric starter kicks-in!]

So, that alone was good. I like to run my generators for 30-minutes every 6-weeks or so to prevent rust. So, this achieved that.

Glad power came back ….

I was expecting it to be out till the early hours of the morning.

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3rd Eversource (PSNH) Power Outage In Alton/Barnstead (NH) This Month!

by Anura Guruge

This was totally unexpected. It had been a warm, sunny day.

Then, BANG, 2:09pm — LOSE POWER.

Third time this Month, November 1, 8 & 29! When I did the above calendar I realized that they were all on a Wednesday.

Coincidentally we had also lost power on November 29 three years ago — in 2014.

We were without power for 3.5 hours. Not funny. They said power was likely to be restored 3:45pm. At 4pm I hooked up our two generators. Power was back around 5:30pm.

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Eversource, Metrocast & TDS Did ‘Good’ After The Storm — Do NOT Ask For Reimbursement.

by Anura Guruge

This is what they had to contend with.

This is how they fixed it.

Yes, they had crews and trucks from South Carolina!
Check number plates.
They had 12 at that junction alone.

We were without power & internet for 70-hours. Yes, 2-hours short of 3 whole days & nights.

So, we understand. We know. We lived through it.

But, in the overall scheme of things OUR Eversource, Metrocast & TDS folks did good.

This storm has cost them plenty — and yes, they put aside monies for emergencies like this.

But, it would be cheap and churlish to ask for a reimbursement for the service interruption.

Yes, in case you are wondering, they are giving reimbursements, in the $19 range, no questions asked.

But, come on. Play the white man!

In some instances Metrocast & TDS were down because power was down. IF we had power our TDS Internet would have worked.

Usually I am the first to criticize these companies. But, with this storm you have to be reasonable.


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Eversource (PSNH), Another 2 Hour Outage In SW Alton, This Time On Sunday, December 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

1408163640_670eacaa1c_bAnother frustrating Sunday evening outage my bloody Eversore — when the weather outside wasn’t that bad.

Last major outage, also for 2 hours, on a weekend, was on Saturday, October 21, 2016 — 58 days ago.

As with last one I am not sure that this one was warranted. There really was NO wind, rain, snow or icing. Pretty calm.

I really resent Bloody Eversore.

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Eversource (PSNH) 2 Hour Outage In SW Alton On Saturday, October 21, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


Second major outage in 41 days, the last having been on September 11, 2016.


As with last one I am not sure that this one was warranted.

Hardly ANY wind in Alton.

I am so fed up with Bloody Eversore.

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TP-Link Archer C9, Inexplicably, Reverts To Factory Settings During 7.5 Hour Power Outage!

by Anura Guruge


Strangest thing ever. We lost power today, i.e., September 11, 2016, for 7.5 hours because our electricity supplier ‘Eversource‘ (a.k.a. ‘Eversore‘) enjoys kicking its customers in the teeth, if not lower down.

But, after power was restored I couldn’t get my main Wi-Fi network to work.

The ethernet connected PCs, like this one, worked fine. But no Wi-Fi. Yes, I also have two very SEPARATE Wi-Fi networks in the house (actually 4) — with two different routers and two different ISPs, viz. MetroCast (the main network) and TDS (the backup network). We could use the TDS backup network but not the FASTER MetroCast Wi-Fi.

Went to logon to the TP-Link Archer C9 that runs the main Wi-Fi network.

It would NOT accept my logon. That got me worried.

Re-cycled power twice. Nothing. The default logon, admin/admin, worked.

Logged in.


No Wi-Fi networks. Back to factory settings. SCARY.

Yes, only took me a few minutes to reconfigure since I have it all documented.


No explanation!

Just a heads up.

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