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Air Conditioner (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Starting To Worry About Power Demand, Urge Conservation

Air conditioners have been working overtime this week to keep homes cool during the Tri-State Area’s latest blistering heat wave, but all that power is putting major stress on the grid.

07/17/2013

A girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

New, taller utility poles installed in Ridgewood, N.J. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Ridgewood Residents Voice Concerns Over Tall Utility Poles

Some residents call the poles an eyesore and are concerned they could pose a health risk and decrease property values.

07/16/2013

PSE&G crews install new utility poles and power lines in Ridgewood, NJ. (file/credit CBS 2)

Ridgewood, N.J. Residents Furious Over Unexpected PSE&G Project

Residents in one New Jersey neighborhood have told a power company “not in my neighborhood.” The outcry began when PSE&G began replacing 35-foot utility poles with poles that are twice as tall.

07/15/2013

FILE -- A person waits to cross the street during a rain storm in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Wind To Much Of Tri-State Area

Round two of wet weather settled over parts of the Tri-State Area on Thursday evening, pushing monthly rainfall totals within reach of the history books.

06/13/2013

Police say the suspect pictured above is wanted for 18 burglaries in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Suspect Wanted For String Of Burglaries In Outer Boroughs Poses As Utility Worker

Police say a man posing as a utility worker is wanted for 18 burglaries in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

05/16/2013

PSE&G office. (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

PSE&G Says Bills Will Be Lower Even With $4 Billion In Potential Upgrades

Public Service Electric & Gas said residential customers will pay $1 less a month in 2018 than they do now if natural gas prices remain at current levels.

03/20/2013

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews trim trees entangled in power lines. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PSE&G Plans $4 Billion Upgrade After Sandy

PSE&G wants to spend $3.9 billion to strengthen distribution lines, protect utility stations from storm surges and make the grid easier to repair.

02/20/2013

Bayonne, New Jersey (credit: Nicholas Macchia)

Widespread Power Outages Across Tri-State, But Area Spared Worst Of Storm’s Wrath

Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.

02/09/2013

New Jersey Turnpike near the Pulaski Skyway - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: NJ511)

Winter Storm Dumps Snow On Garden State, Knocks Out Power

The northeastern part of the state was expected to get a foot or more of snow as the storm intensified overnight.

02/08/2013

LIPA crews working. (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Looking To Avoid Repeat Of Sandy, Say They’re Ready

Heavy snow and strong winds could knock down trees and power lines.

02/08/2013

(credit: Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

MetLife Stadium’s Cold-Weather Super Bowl Has New Element — Power

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was sitting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the game Sunday, and they talked about avoiding a repeat of the blackout at next year’s game at the Meadowlands.

02/05/2013

Hurricane Sandy power problems

Power Companies To Customers With Big Post-Sandy Bills: Read Your Own Meters

Power customers across the Tri-State Area were thoroughly displeased after getting huge bills for estimated usage this month despite losing power, and then being asked to read their own meters to correct the situation.

11/28/2012

Power lines downed by Sandy in New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

More New Jersey Towns Look To Become Their Own Utilities After Sandy

For at least one New Jersey town, power was restored quickly and orderly after superstorm Sandy, and there is a very good reason.

11/19/2012

Hoboken Red Tag

Hoboken Residents Vent Frustration After Gas Is Cut Off At Their Homes

Residents of Hoboken expressed their frustration Monday night at a town hall meeting with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

11/12/2012

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