Ice and wind are the biggest causes of outages, PSEG Long Island spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler said.
New York state regulators expect natural gas and electricity prices to be generally lower than they were last winter.
Federal energy regulators this week gave final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line, which will carry lower-cost hydroelectric power from Canada to New York City.
The New Jersey Public Board of Utilities is holding meetings in Trenton between power companies and environmentalists because tree maintenance rules around power lines in the state will expire in less than a year.
The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.
Many New Jersey residents faced yet another bone chilling night Monday as temperatures fell and power had yet to be restored to parts of the Garden State.
More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those who have been without power for most of the week.
Some residents in Closter are accusing their power company of a snow job.
The Long Island Power Authority said they will now be calling customers to inform them when their power will return.
The sun may be down, but the heat is still on and it’s taking a toll on the power grid. It’s a problem that could last into the weekend.
Lower natural gas prices are helping to reduce electricity bills, and Connecticut consumers are getting another break.
A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.
Just as everyone is turning on their air conditioners comes word that natural gas prices may push up the wholesale cost of electricity by 22 percent.
Authorities said a 53-year-old woman whose Brooklyn apartment had no electricity was killed when a fire swept through her candlelit home.
NJ Transit on Wednesday will unveil its first locomotive that can operate on diesel fuel and electricity. Spokesman Dan Stessel said it’s the first of its kind on any railroad in North America.