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Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

CL&P Customers Could See Rate Hike As Infrastructure Project Continues

CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.

05/12/2014

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

Power Restored To Most PSE&G Customers In Bergen County

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.

12/13/2013

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Long Island Utility Promises 3-Year Rate Freeze

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.

11/18/2013

Cuomo Slams Utilities

Con Ed Chief Returns Bonus Day After Cuomo Calls For Investigation

Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke said he was returning the $314,000 bonus he was awarded.

04/30/2013

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

Blumenthal: CL&P Request To Charge Customers For Storm-Related Expenses ‘Unacceptable’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.

04/01/2013

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

Con Edison Lockout (credit: CBS 2)

Con Ed and Worker’s Union Meet In Hopes Of Ending Lockout

Consolidated Edison Inc. and the Utility Workers of America Union Local 1-2 are meeting again in an effort to end the almost 2-week-old lockout.

07/12/2012

Anthony Manziano and Josephine Nawrocki (credit: CBS 2)

Imposter Utility Workers Target The Elderly In N.J.

Three men who claimed to be doing plumbing work next door, rang the bell and told the couple they needed to check the water on Woodlawn Avenue.

01/26/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Proposes Alternative To Solar Energy Legislation In N.J.

The bill, which passed committee but failed to come to a vote before the end of the legislative term, would more than double the solar output from utilities by 2014.

01/14/2012