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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews based in St. Louis, Missouri trim trees entangled in power lines on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related Costs

Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.

02/27/2014

A Con Edison truck (credit: Getty Images)

Ongoing Utility Problems Leave Brooklyn Residents Feeling Powerless

Utility problems following last week’s big snowstorm have left a Brooklyn couple feeling powerless.

02/16/2014

Seventh Street in Hoboken on Feb. 3, 2014. (credit: Billi Rama/CBSNewYork)

Snow-Weary N.J. Residents Ready For Summer

The National Weather Service says much of the state is in line for 4 to 8 inches of snow falling throughout the day Monday. The highest amounts are expected to be across the middle of the state with less in the northernmost and southernmost counties.

02/03/2014

FILE - An electric work crew works on overhead lines on November 4, 2012 in Stony Brook, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Customers In New Jersey, Staten Island Lose Power During Storm

Almost 2,000 customers were without power on Staten Island Tuesday, as a snowstorm clobbered the area.

01/21/2014

About 24,000 PSE&G customers lost power on Nov. 21, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

North Jersey Residents Infuriated By Repeated Power Outages

Something is taking all the air out of the holiday spirit in northern New Jersey, as electric power suddenly has become less than dependable.

12/17/2013

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Woodbridge, Conn. Set To Construct ‘Micro Grid’ For Outage Protection

The town of Woodbridge, Conn., is one of several that has received state grants for a “micro grid” to maintain power to crucial utilities in the event of a storm blackout.

07/27/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In Storms

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.

07/24/2013

Con Edison works on restoring power. (credit:  Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Voltage Reduced On Staten Island After Con Edison Manhole Fires

A manhole fire left part of Staten Island without power in the middle of a brutal heat wave overnight, and Con Edison has reduced voltage in many areas in as crews repair equipment.

07/06/2013

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

Panel: LIPA As We Know It Has Got To Go

Following the disastrous response to Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to do away with the current Long Island Power Authority and have the utility run by New Jersey’s PSE&G.

06/05/2013

Con Edison worker (file / credit: Con Edison)

Con Ed Plans $1 Billion In Post-Sandy Improvements For Westchester

For electric customers north of the city, your utility hopes to be better and keeping your lights on. But it will cost you.

06/04/2013

Queens Lightning Strike, Fire

Severe Storms Spark Lightning Fire In Queens, Bring Outages

A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.

04/10/2013

Power Lines (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Manhole Fire Cuts Power In Eastern Queens

A manhole fire cut power to customers Tuesday afternoon in eastern Queens.

04/09/2013

Utility trucks are ready to roll at the National Grid Hub Center in Melville, LI (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

National Grid Brings In Extra Utility Workers With Power Outages Expected

Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.

03/06/2013

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

LIPA Trustees Propose Ways To Improve Communication With Customers

Following Sandy, many angry residents descended upon the Hicksville headquarters of LIPA to protest the utility’s response to the storm.

02/28/2013

A shot of Corona, Queens, sent in by 1010 WINS listener Edwin Collantes.

Power Outages Dwindling Across Region

Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.

02/10/2013

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