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Saturday, November 10, 2012

PSEG, JCPL POWER UPDATES AS OF FRIDAY, 11/9/2012

See the full rundown in the Courier online here; I have excerpted Plainfield and surrounding towns below. Note that a Board of Public Utilities spokesperson said in an interview Friday on NPR that it has no technology for checking statements of the utility companies about how many customers are without service and how restoration is going. In other words, it is government monitoring done on a 'trust' basis. -- Dan.

PLAINFIELD: More than half of the city’s approximately 19,000 PSE&G customers remained without power as of Thursday morning, according to the utility — the largest such figure of any town with more than 1,000 PSE&G customers. But that figure fell to less than 10 percent by Friday morning.

NORTH PLAINFIELD: Nearly 20 percent of the borough remained without power as of Friday morning, according to PSE&G. About 1,500 of 1,700 affected customers are projected to have service restored by the end of the day.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD: About 3.3 percent of the borough remained without power as of Friday morning, according to PSE&G. More than 300 of about 330 customers still affected were expected to have service restored before Saturday.

DUNELLEN: About two-thirds of the borough’s approximately 3,100 customers remained without power as of Wednesday morning, according to PSE&G, but that figure dipped to about 5 percent by Friday morning. Almost all of the approximately 160 customers still affected were expected to have service restored by the end of the day Friday.

EDISON: About 2.7 percent of the township, or 1,175 customers, remained without power as of Thursday morning, according to PSE&G. More than 1,000 of those were expected to have service restored by the end of the day Friday.

GREEN BROOK: Township Clerk Kelly Cupit said Monday that about half of the town remained without power, and that figure declined to about 17.7 percent by Friday morning.
“The day before Christmas, 2017,” township Police Chief Martin Rasmussen joked when asked about when service was expected back for everyone. “We haven’t seen a lot of progress on downed wires or poles yet.”
Almost all affected residents should have service restored by Saturday, PSE&G reported Thursday morning.

MIDDLESEX BORO: About 17 percent of the borough remained without power Friday, the highest figure in Middlesex County, according to PSE&G. Nearly 1,000 of the approximately 1,100 customers still affected were expected to have service restored by the end of the day Friday.

PISCATAWAY: More than 2,000 customers, or nearly 10 percent of the total, remained without power as of Friday morning, according to PSE&G.“There was a lot of damage,” Mayor Brian Wahler said earlier this week. “It is pretty problematic. I believe some of this work is just a temporary fix and they will have to go back to make more permanent repairs. They are trying to get as many up as quickly as possible. In the last two days, another 2,000 homes got power back but it’s going at a snail’s pace.”

WARREN: Township Administrator Mark Krane estimated that 70 percent of residents remained without power Monday, with approximately 4,000 outages in all for a town served primarily by JCP&L and in a far smaller part by PSE&G. “We know they’re working hard — we just need to see more activity in Warren,” Krane said about JCP&L’s response to the storm. “Our residents are concerned.”
JCP&L reported that its outages ranged from 40-45 percent of its customers here on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. PSE&G reported nearly 40 percent of its customers here without power on Friday.


WATCHUNG: Nearly 40 percent of PSE&G customers remained without power Thursday morning, marking one of the highest such percentages in the state, but that figure fell to 8.8 percent by Friday morning.
The roughly 100 borough properties serviced by JCP&L had power restored as of late Sunday, according to a notice posted on the municipal website.

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