Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The utility disputes a claim that projects will substantially increase bills for residential and industrial customers.
Public Service Electric & Gas is facing mounting opposition to its plan to spend nearly $4 billion to harden its power grid to prevent widespread outages during major storms. In a letter sent late yesterday afternoon to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, five of the state’s most prominent lobbying organizations urged the agency to reject or delay indefinitely PSE&G’s proposal, submitted to the agency in February. They said it would spike utility bills for both residential and industrial customers. Do you support PSE&G's plan? Click here to take part in a Patch readers' poll and make your voice heard. The concerns raised by the groups underscore how difficult it will be for the agency and the state’s utilities to undertake what …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Upgrades aimed at modernizing electricity grid after Sandy left widespread outages in the area.
Thursday, February 21
By Tom Johnson, NJSpotlight.com Is it time to invest nearly $4 billion in ratepayer subsidies to help modernize the power grid to avert widespread outages from extreme weather, such as Hurricane Sandy? If the state’s largest utility gets its way, the answer is "Yes," at least according to a filing yesterday with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The proposal – courtesy of Public Service Electric & Gas -- is likely to kindle a fiery debate over how the state should respond to Sandy and at what cost to consumers. The filing comes at a time when the state’s utilities are under enormous pressure to reduce long outages caused by extreme weather, while the Christie administration is struggling to find ways to reduce energy bills, which …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hispanic customers are being targeted.
Thursday, February 14
Montclair Township wants residents to know that Public Service Electric & Gas has altered its customers to a scam involving prepaid debt cards. The scam involves individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSE&G employees and threatening to turn off electric and gas service if payment is not made to them that day, according to the company. The scam is being reported across the country and seems to be targeting Hispanic neighborhoods. Here is how the scam works: Spanish-speaking individual pretending to be a PSE&G employee will call a customer saying they work for the company’s “disconnect collection department,” the company said in a press release. The person tells the customer that they have an overdue balance and their service will be…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Updated timetables from PSEG and JCP&L allow citizens to see a prediction of when their power will return.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Utility has extra crews, downed line phone numbers ahead of historic storm
Friday, October 26, 2012
PSEG has announced steps it is taking ahead of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to bring winds and heavy rains to the area by late Sunday. The full brunt of the hybrid storm, which may involve the collision of Sandy with weather systems from the west and north, is expected to hit Monday or Tuesday. To report downed wires, call 1-800-436-PSEG. Please note that this is an automated system; callers are strongly encouraged to use it. The system also allows callers to speak to a live representative to provide specific information. Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account at pseg.com. General outage activity …