Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By More Monmouth Musings
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Smith asks BPU to step up oversight of JCP&L

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.



Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) wrote to Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joseph Fiordalsio on Monday asking that the agency step-up its oversight of the beleaguered electric utility in the wake of its horrible communications and failure to restore power to its customers in a reasonable time frame following Tropical Storm Isiasis. 

Smith noted that JCP&L’s failure occurred after a $1 billion infrastructure improvement investment following Super Storm Sandy.

He highlighted the fact that in addition to being without electricity, many of his constituents from the western portion of his district–residents of Manalapan, Millstone, Colts Neck, Wall Township and Upper Freehold–were also without fresh running water as they rely on electric powered well pumps.

Nearly every resident of Roosevelt, Millstone and Fair Haven lost power, Smith said. 90% of Fair Haven residents were still in the dark four days after the storm.

“Also frustrating to constituents is JCP&L’s lack of communication and failure to provide reasonable estimates for when power will be restored on a micro, town-by-town basis leaving many of its customers uninformed and unprepared.

“Some JCP&L customers have been told that they may not have their power fully restored until the “global restoration date” of Tuesday, August 11th at 11:30 pm–more than a week after the initial storm. This excessive length of time is unacceptable and is particularly frustrating in light of the recent billion-dollar infrastructure investment post-Superstorm Sandy. “

Smith asked that BPU “step-up its oversight of JCP&L to ensure that the utility has a viable, rapid-response plan that:

(a) identifies and overcomes ongoing weaknesses in its storm recovery program;

(b) anticipates and incorporates the sanitary and health needs throughout varying neighborhoods; and

(c) ultimately demonstrates it will be better prepared to address outages and quickly restore the quality of service which the people of New Jersey both pay for and deserve.

BPU is the State Agency that regulates public utilities. Fiordalsio has been a member of the Board since he was appointed by Governor Richard Codey in 2008. Governor Phil Murphy appointed him President of the Board in 2018 and re-nominated him in 2019. The State Senate confirmed the re-nomination on May 30, 2019.

Smith letter is embedded below:

letter_to_nj_bpu_re_isaias_power_outages



Source: https://moremonmouthmusings.net/2020/08/10/smith-asks-bpu-to-step-up-oversight-of-jcpl/


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com


Get our Free Ebook, "Suppressed Health Secrets"  with  Natural Cures THEY don't want you to know!

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Organic Hemp Extract (CBD) - Full Spectrum high CBD (3300mg) hemp extract eases stiff joints, relieves stress and more!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse
Loading...
    Loading...

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.