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WMECo Deploying Crews to Help Hard-hit Southeastern Mass

Power-WMECO1WEBSpringfield, Mass. (February 9, 2013) – Though significant amounts of snow blanketed our region,

WMECo and its customers were spared the brunt of what was a monumental blizzard in Southeastern
Massachusetts. Now WMECo is moving into assistance mode to provide support for its sister company,
NSTAR. As of Saturday morning as many as a quarter-of-a-million NSTAR customers were without
power.

“We came through this storm relatively unscathed,” said WMECo Vice President Bob Coates. “However
the coastal regions of our state got hit hard, with punishing winds and heavy snow and it’s time for us to
send much needed assistance to NSTAR and its customers.”

WMECo is sending lineworkers and tree crews to New Bedford to work side-by-side with NSTAR crews
on what will be a multi-day repair and restoration effort. WMECo is sending the maximum number of
available personnel possible, while making sure there is adequate coverage to address any outages or
emergencies throughout its service territory. The company will continue to monitor weather forecasts and
will quickly call back WMECo crews if necessary.


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