Monday, December 17, 2012
Mayor Chris Vergano wants to hear residents' complaints and stories regarding the power utility.
Mayor Chris Vergano is hosting a meeting Monday to discuss with residents their negative experiences with Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) during and after Tropical Storm Sandy. The informal meeting will be held 8 p.m. in the council chamber in the municipal building. Vergano and township attorney Matthew Giacobbe will attend the meeting. Officials plan on filling a complaint with the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to get JCP&L’s license to sell power in Wayne revoked. Residents will have a chance to sign the complaint at the meeting. “Our goal is to file a complaint not just as the township of Wayne but the township plus all the residents named individually to try and get our point across,” Vergano said. JCP&L provides power …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Company's president to meet with Board of Public Utilities in Basking Ridge.
The president of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and members of the Board of Public Utilities will appear in Basking Ridge at a public meeting Monday to discuss the utility's response to Superstorm Sandy. Local officials and residents were severely critical of the utility company during Sandy. Some of the company’s 3,000 Wayne customers were without power for 13 days following the storm. Mayor Chris Vergano is hosting a meeting later this month to discuss with residents their negative experiences with the company. The state Board of Public Utilities issued a notice that the meeting will be held to solicit public comment on JCP&L's preparedness and responsiveness before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. The meeting will be held from 4…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
State Sen. Kevin O'Toole calls utility's request 'insulting' at Trenton hearing Wednesday.
State Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-40th District) told Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) officials Wednesday morning their request for a $31.5-million rate hike following Hurricane Sandy was “insulting.” O’Toole, speaking at a state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) hearing in Trenton to discuss the rate hike, told Patch during a short recess he was given the opportunity to directly address JCP&L President Donald Lynch about the utilities response to the storm and “what went right and what went wrong.” “I told him it (the proposed rate increase) was insulting,” said O'Toole. “We critiqued as to why it was necessary and I said that perhaps it would be wise to keep money for the repairs from New Jersey in New Jersey” and not place the money in the…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
JCP&L to evaluate where maintenance is needed on overhead transmission lines.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will begin inspections on all overhead transmission lines on Sept. 24. Inspections are expected to last until Oct. 2, depending on weather. The inspections are part of the company's $200 million program to meet the increased demands of electricity and increase reliability in 2012. During the inspections, helicopters may be seen hovering near transmission lines and substations. JCP&L does the overhead inspections twice a year to identify areas in need of maintenance and trims trees that may be in danger of impacting the power lines.