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FACTBOX-4.3 mln still without power in US East due to Sandy

Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 8:54 PM ET

Nov 1 (Reuters) - More than 4.3 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Thursday after Hurricane Sandy battered the region. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Monday night. Power companies have reported a peak of nearly 8.48 million customers without power, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.

The following power holding companies have utility units that reported outages.

Company States Current Percent Customers Customer Without Out In Last Outages Power Report FirstEnergy MD, NJ, PA, WV, 1,104,000 28% 1,190,600

OH

Con Ed NY, NJ, PA 812,200 25% 843,600 PSEG NJ 781,000 36% 780,000 LIPA NY 654,800 60% 683,000 Northeast CT, MA, NH 247,600 8% 255,500

Utilities

Exelon PA, MD 208,400 7% 244,100 PPL PA 174,300 12% 197,000 UIL Holdings CT 99,600 31% 110,900 Iberdrola NY, ME 79,800 5% 89,100 Pepco DC, MD, DE, NJ 64,900 4% 81,200 AEP OH, WV, VA, TN, 61,800 2% 77,000

MI, IN, KY

National Grid NY, RI, MA, NH 23,200 1% 35,200 CH Holdings NY 14,400 5% 17,100 DTE MI 13,000 1% 13,000 Dominion VA, NC 900 0% 4,700

Total Out 4,339,900 Total Out 4,622,000

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Dale Hudson)