Thursday, December 6, 2012
A redundant grid, and a smarter one, will help protect power during superstorms
Thursday, December 6, 2012
by Tom Johnson, NJSpotlight.com If New Jersey wants a better response to major storms like Hurricane Sandy, the state needs to build more redundancy into the power grid and get serious about aggressive tree-trimming efforts, utility executives said yesterday. The state also needs to look at ways to develop a smarter electric grid, a step that would improve communication between electric companies and customers and allow more efficient dispatch of crews to restore service, the executives said at a forum sponsored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action. The event at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel provided a glimpse of what the state’s four utilities will likely tell a pair of legislative committees today and tomorrow, as they explore what …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Latest work plan from PSE&G shows work to restore the final 274 customers who have been without power for more than a week due to Sandy may not be resolved until Saturday.
PSE&G's latest repair plan shows the remaining 274 customers in Hasbrouck Heights still waiting for their power to be returned can expect to have it all restored by Saturday. However many fear that the winds and snow of the projected Nor'Easter storm Athena could delay repairs and cause further outages. Tuesday night power was restored to the northern area of the borough near Route 46 including Baldwin, Pasadena, Collins which had been out for more than a week. One resident reported that a part of Henry Street, which had also been out for more than a week, was returned in the early hours of Wednesday. However parts of Lincoln, Ottawa, Oak Grove and still without power. According to PSE&G the plan over the next four days involves restoring …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Service restored Saturday afternoon.
Power has been restored to about 1,200 Public Service Electric and Gas customers in Teaneck after an underground cable problem knocked power in the area, a company spokesperson said. Customers were out for about an hour, said Denise Denk of PSE&G. Outages were also reported in nearby towns including Bergenfield, Hackensack and New Milford. Published 4:40 p.m. Updated 5:40 p.m. Saturday
Monday, October 31, 2011
Utility companies are working around the clock, but restoration will likely be slow-going, officials say.
Nearly 157,000 North Jersey residents are still without power due to the unseasonably early nor'easter that blanketed the northeast this weekend, and many are likely to remain in the dark until Thursday, authorities said. In Bergen County — one of the hardest hit regions, Governor Christie said during a press conference Monday —utility companies are working to restore power to some 83,000 residents. Public Service Electric and Gas and Rockland Electric reported a 30 percent improvement since Sunday, but despite ongoing efforts, the restoration will take longer than usual, Lt. Dwane Razzetti of the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management said Monday. More manpower is needed to handle individual customers with short circuit issues, …