In some parts of the state, the power outages after Hurricane Sandy lasted for more than two weeks. Now the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) wants to know what consumers think about how their local electric utilities handled the hurricane.
The BPU is seeking public input in a series of public forums throughout the state. Public hearings involving the performance of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) are scheduled. The next is Tuesday, December 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hopatcong Middle School.
These are just the beginnings of hearings that will held statewide, said BPU spokesman Earl Pierce.
"We're still deciding the schedule. There will be more set up throughout the state," Pierce said.
That will also include other power companies, such as PSEG, which handles the electric needs of most of Middlesex and part of Mercer counties.
The BPU is also accepting comments via email and letter through Jan. 31.
Written comments may also be submitted via email to email@example.com or in writing to:
Kristi Izzo, Secretary of the Board
Board of Public Utilities
44 South Clinton Avenue, 9th Floor
Post Office Box 350
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0350
Please reference Hurricane Sandy comments – Docket Number EO12111050 - in the subject matter for emails and in the heading of any written correspondence.
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