Archive for Tag: Tropical Storm Isaias

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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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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As hurricane season rolls in, DePhillips wants state to revoke power company franchises when they can’t get the lights back on

TRENTON, N.J. – One week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit, thousands of New Jersey residents are still in the dark.  At the peak of Tuesday’s storm, over 1.4 million people were in the dark, and there were still about 5,340 Garden State residents without power Monday morning. “This is...

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