PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state has begun its review of National Grid’s response to a recent storm that caused widespread power outages.

Rhode Island’s Division of Public Utilities and Carriers said Friday that it scheduled a public hearing and it’s currently accepting public comment for its investigation into the October storm.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo ordered the review.

The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in the Northeast at its peak.

The Division of Public Utilities and Carriers says it’s investigating to “provide definitive clarity, accountability, consequences and remedy” for the outages that affected more than 140,000 National Grid customers in Rhode Island.

The hearing is Dec. 12 in Warwick, Rhode Island.

National Grid has called the storm “one of the most disruptive in recent history.”