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.
Utility problems following last week’s big snowstorm have left a Brooklyn couple feeling powerless.
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.
Almost 2,000 customers were without power on Staten Island Tuesday, as a snowstorm clobbered the area.
Something is taking all the air out of the holiday spirit in northern New Jersey, as electric power suddenly has become less than dependable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For electric customers north of the city, your utility hopes to be better and keeping your lights on. But it will cost you.
A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.
A manhole fire cut power to customers Tuesday afternoon in eastern Queens.
Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Following Sandy, many angry residents descended upon the Hicksville headquarters of LIPA to protest the utility’s response to the storm.
Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.