Lawmakers Call On Jcp&l To Hold Town Hall To Discuss Stability Of Energy System To Provide Service

[LETTER] To provide a forum for a frank conversation between customers and their energy provider, the 14th Legislative District lawmakers today called upon Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP & L) to hold an open forum with central Jersey customers who have faced increasingly frequent extended power outages in recent years that have led to frustrations that the utility provider is not able to meet the needs of consumers.

In a letter sent to JCP&L President Donald M. Lynch, Senator Linda R. Greenstein (D-Plainsboro), Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo and Assemblyman Dan Benson (both D-Hamilton) called for “a town hall with the central jersey residents to answer questions regarding the cause for increasing outages, power restoration, communication with customers as well as ways the company plans to address system shortfalls.”

“There needs to be a frank discussion regarding the reasonable expectations of customers as well as a true understanding of what steps their energy provider is taking to maintain a system capable of meeting these goals.” said the lawmakers in the letter.

The 14th District team called for the forum to be held in Monroe Township because of the large number of senior citizens customers that have difficulty traveling and urged JCP &L to make every effort to publicize the meeting to residents in surrounding towns serviced by the company. TLS.

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  1. All public utilities should be buried underground. If the electric and phone were underground we would have fewer outages. They should be mandated by government to begin burying all existing electric and phone lines underground and new lines must be underground.

  2. With this magnitude of a storm you just can not be as ready for that much destruction as there was..It was something that you can not fathom unless you were through one. It was on the scale of a Hurricane Katrina or something like the one that hit in the early 90’s in some of the southern states..were they caught with their pants down..Sure..where they aware of exactly how much damage they had out there..Prob Not. Did they call for help when they found out..Yes..that is the solution, when you need it call for it..dont just call in the troops if you dont know the outcome.>>most of the repairs are good poles now and newer wiring..But you just never know.

  3. we use to have our phone service with verzion and the lines were underground and everytime it rained we would have stactic on the line for days

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