Archive for Tag: Board of Public Utilities

Dancer bill protects consumers from paying for cable TV services they never receive

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants cable television providers to prorate bills for customers who experience service disruptions or cancellations. “This is commonsense legislation – consumers shouldn’t be paying for services they do not receive,” said Dancer. Altice, which operates as Optimum in New Jersey – one of...

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Dancer resolution opposes electric rate increase as BPU and JCP&L charge ahead

TRENTON, N.J. – Today, the Board of Public Utilities unanimously approved a rate increase for Jersey Central Power & Light that will impact ratepayers beginning November 1 next year. BPU President Joe Fiordaliso also announced that they would be initiating a management audit of JCP&L to review their finances...

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DiMaso criticizes JCP&L request for rate increases ahead of BPU board meeting

TRENTON, N.J. – On Wednesday, the state Board of Public Utilities will consider a request from Jersey Central Power & Light to increase residential electric rates by 9 percent. “I’m very concerned about the message we are sending to ratepayers in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The call...

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Lawmaker wants restoring public utilities in rural areas to be a top priority

TRENTON, N.J. –The lengthy process of restoring public utilities after a major storm has been an issue plaguing rural residents for quite some time. Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants to ensure rural areas are given the same level of priority as the rest of the state and has introduced two...

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DePhillips urges BPU to adopt 48-hour restore standard

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips wrote to Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso recently to call for a new directive to require regulated utilities to provide power to customers within 48 hours of the reported outage. “It is my opinion that BPU should insist that the utilities...

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DePhillips testimony details need for state action to prevent power outages after storms

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips submitted testimony to the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities and the Homeland Security Committees Wednesday as part of the legislative hearings examining the response of utility companies after massive power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias. “Hurricane Irene; the 2011 Halloween Snow Storm; Hurricane Sandy;...

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DePhillips tells BPU to hold hearings on power outages

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips wants the state Board of Public Utilities to hold public hearings on the slow restoration of power to utility customers after Tropical Storm Isaias. “A troubling pattern of incompetence has emerged from the inability of New Jersey’s power companies to restore power in a...

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Monmouth lawmakers take skeptical look at JCP&L request for rate increases

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger are calling on the state Board of Public Utilities to thoroughly evaluate a request from Jersey Central Power & Light to increase electric rates. “We call on the BPU and the state rate counsel to thoroughly...

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Rooney sends letter to BPU to extend public comment of the new Energy Master Plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sent a letter to the Board of Public Utilities President Joseph L. Fiordaliso about extending the public comment period of the energy master plan.  The comment period is schedule to close today but Rooney stressed the importance of extending it for at...

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