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FACTBOX-3.5 mln still without power in US East due to Sandy

Nov 2 (Reuters) - More than 3.5 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Friday 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 Outages Power Last

Report

FirstEnergy MD, NJ, PA, WV, 919,300 24% 1,104,000

OH

Con Ed NY, NJ, PA 707,800 21% 812,200 PSEG NJ 716,000 33% 781,000 LIPA NY 533,800 49% 654,800 Northeast Utilities CT, MA, NH 167,600 6% 247,600 Exelon PA, MD 142,300 5% 208,400 PPL PA 118,400 8% 174,300 UIL Holdings CT 73,000 22% 99,600 Iberdrola NY, ME 70,100 5% 79,800 Pepco DC, MD, DE, NJ 48,100 3% 64,900 AEP OH, WV, VA, TN, 37,200 1% 61,800

MI, IN, KY

National Grid NY, RI, MA, NH 8,500 0% 23,200 CH Holdings NY 7,900 3% 14,400 DTE MI 0 0% 4,000 Dominion VA, NC 0 0% 900

Total Out 3,550,000 Total Out 4,330,900

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Dale Hudson)