When it comes to the presidential election, energy plays a major role in states like North Dakota and West Virginia. Ohio and Pennsylvania are also swayed by energy issues.
At this point, the candidates are going only to the places they’re most needed. President Obama will be in Ohio at least four times, while Mitt Romney is spending all Thursday in Virginia.
If hurricane Irene is any indication, the cost of extra labor and equipment repairs in the wake of hurricane Sandy will mean higher utility bills for some customers.