Something is taking all the air out of the holiday spirit in northern New Jersey, as electric power suddenly has become less than dependable.
An estimated 12,000 customers were without power in New Jersey Monday afternoon after a transformer blew up.
A transformer exploded in Fort Lee around 6 p.m. As a result, PSE&G said they had to cut power to customers in Fort Lee and Cliffside Park.
Power has been restored to 20,000 customers in northern New Jersey, leaving about 4,000 in the dark, PSE&G said Thursday evening.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not mince words about the Long Island Power Authority’s handling of superstorm Sandy and the snowstorm that followed. So now, Newark-based PSEG has set up a subsidiary on Long Island.
The NFL huddled with PSE&G Thursday on the plan to supply electricity to MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII in February.
Nearly 2 million utility customers in New Jersey will be saving big on their gas bill.
Public Service Electric and Gas has been taking heat, after it retweeted a comment saying Ridgewood, N.J. residents should go without power for complaining about a project now under way.
Long Island Power Authority customers will see a roughly 4 percent increase in their bills this month after the utility increased its power supply charge.
Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.
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.
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.
Some residents call the poles an eyesore and are concerned they could pose a health risk and decrease property values.
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.
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.