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NJ Lawmaker Seeks To Stop JCP&L Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, feels Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) should withdraw their recently submitted request to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for a $31.5 million rate hike in order to cover the costs of Hurricane Irene in September, 2011 and the snowstorm which followed in October that same year.

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Atlantic City Electricity crew
Atlantic City Electricity crew makes repairs (WMGM TV)
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Atlantic City Electric Eyes Rate Increase [AUDIO]

If you rely on Atlantic City Electric for your power service, you may soon need to open the wallet a little wider. The utility is currently looking into increasing their rates.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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Bill Aimed At NJ Power Infrastructure [AUDIO]

One criticism behind hurricane Sandy is that New Jersey's utility infrastructure, including the poles that carry power across the state, are not the best of quality. Some suggest that weakness may have been a contributing factor to the many electric outages during the storm.

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Flickr User Tom Raftery
Flickr User Tom Raftery
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Utilities Have A Way Of Knowing When Your Power Is Out [AUDIO]

After super-storm Sandy, a lot of New Jerseyans including many state lawmakers who have taken testimony from the heads of utility companies were shocked to learn that the utilities don't actually have a way of knowing when the power goes out at each individual home.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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NJ Utilities Continue To Defend Performance During Sandy [AUDIO]

The state's utility companies are defending their performance during Superstorm Sandy after being put in the hot seat once again by the State Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

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Statehouse (NJSenateRepublicans.com)
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JCP&L’s Rate Hike No Sure Thing, Says BPU [AUDIO]

To cover expenses incurred after Hurricane Irene and last year's surprise October ice storm and to pay for infrastructure upgrades, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) is requesting a $31 million a year rate increase.

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Downed Power Lines
Downed Power Lines (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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NJ Utilities Failed to Communicate After Sandy

The head of the agency that regulates New Jersey's utilities gives the state's power companies an `F' for how they communicated with customers and mayors during Superstorm Sandy.

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Power Lines Downed By Trees
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NJ Panel Probes How Utilities Handled Sandy

The head of Jersey Central Power & Light is being grilled by the Senate Budget Committee over how his utility handled Superstorm Sandy and a subsequent nor'easter.

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JCPL Guards Their Wires
Listener photo: Penny Carlson
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Monmouth County Mayors Write List For JCP&L Improvements [AUDIO]

Following a heated discussion by mayors of the short comings of JCP&L during Hurricane Sandy, a comprehensive list of proposed changes has been made for the utility to improve current and future restoration efforts.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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Assembly Bill Would Create Post-Sandy Task Force [AUDIO]

Hoping to minimize the impact of severe weather on public utilities and shorten power outages for residents, a state legislator will introduce a bill today to create a commission tasked with finding better ways deliver energy to consumers.

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