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PSE&G Storm Update


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PSE&G sent out this storm update on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.:

Outage update: PSE&G has restored service to 65 percent of those who lost power in Hurricane Sandy. In the last 24 hours, we restored service to all major gas refineries and 75% of the schools in our service territory.

Also in the last 24 hours we energized all of our switching stations and restored 16 substations. While energizing switching and substations does not automatically turn the lights on, it is a major step forward and allows us to focus on our distribution systems that are closer to the customer.

Currently about 73 percent of all PSE&G customers have power while 607,000 customers are still without power. At its peak, the storm impacted 1.7 million of PSE&G’s 2.2 million electric customers.

The switching stations that were re-energized are the backbone of our system and they feed substations which we continue to work around the clock to restore. The 16 substations that we restored in the last 24 hours include substations that serve parts of Union Township, Kenilworth, Cranford, and Roselle Park, Bound Brook, Port Newark, Ironbound section of Newark, Hillside, Irvington, Elizabeth, North Plainfield, Bayonne, Jersey City, Linden and Carteret.

We currently have 2794 mutual aid line workers and tree contractors from out of state helping us on the ground. An additional 319 new workers are due today and 300 more are being sent from Washington, DC today. In addition, 102 out-of-state personnel who specialize in substations have arrived to assist our efforts.

PSE&G is focusing its efforts this weekend on those areas where we can restore power to the maximum number of customers. In addition to the municipalities listed below, we will continue to address priority customers including hospitals, public safety facilities, schools and water systems throughout our service territory.

Hudson County
— PSE&G has been working to restore the substations serving Jersey City and Bayonne and believe it will be able to restore service to over 85% of those cities’ customers on today if all goes well. PSE&G crews and out of state crews will be working there all weekend.
— We expect the vast majority of customers in Union City and West New York by Saturday evening.
— Of the 306,900 customers in Hudson County, 225,480 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 99,400 were still without power.
— In Hoboken, the extensive flooding is preventing us from repairing three of the substations that serve the town. It will take an extended period of time to restore service. We are working with FEMA to get generators to strategic locations in Hoboken as soon as possible to provide some relief while we continue to work to repair severely damaged and flooded substations.
— We have restored the Exxon and Hess refineries.
Essex County
— Of the 346,260 customers in Essex County, 251,000 customers lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 122,400 customers remained out of service.
— We have restored service to 65% of the customers in Newark and will be working in the city all weekend.
— Crews will be also be focusing on Irvington, West Orange, Montclair, East Orange, Bloomfield, Maplewood, Orange and Belleville this weekend..
Bergen County
— Of the 333,690 customers in Bergen County, 215,770 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 142,100 customers remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Teaneck, Englewood, Ridgewood, Fort Lee, Paramus, Bergenfield, Palisades Park, New Milford, River Edge, Glen Rock, Tenafly, Hackensack, Lodi and Bogota this weekend.
Mercer County
— Of the 137,340 customers in Mercer County, 94,000 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning night, 10,500 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Princeton Township, Ewing Township, Lawrence Township, West Windsor, Trenton, Hopewell, Princeton Borough, Hamilton Township and Pennington this weekend.
Burlington County
— Of the 165,350 customers in Burlington County, 71,600 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 6000 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Moorestown, Willingboro, Maple Shade, Mt. Laurel and Delran this weekend.
Passaic County:
— Of the 173,000 customers in Passaic County, 87,000 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 53,000 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Paterson, Clifton, Passaic and Wayne this weekend.
— Power was lost night to part of Totowa as a result of an accident that took out a pole.
Camden County:
— Of the 161,000 customers in Passaic County, 27,800 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 5,000 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Cherry Hill, Camden and Pennsauken this weekend.
Union County:
— Of the 192,340 customers in Union County, 177,860 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 73,000 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Elizabeth, Union, Plainfield, Linden and Westfield this weekend. Work in Elizabeth and Union also will continue into Monday.
Middlesex County:
— Of the 250,350 customers in Middlesex County, 217,400 customers lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 61,000 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Edison, Piscataway, Woodbridge and East Brunswick
Somerset County:
— Of the 103,500 customers in Somerset County, 83,940 lost electricity. As of Saturday morning, 31,700 remained without power.
— Crews will be focusing on Franklin Township this weekend.
** The restoration work schedule for Monday and Tuesday will be available on Sunday

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  1. It seems like every town around us, but NOT Verona? What is going on? Half of our schools are still out here and it seems from the outage map that much of Verona remains without power. Why are we not on the list for this weekend?

  2. Thank you for the updates it really helps I have been at work since Sunday evening in NYC and have not been home since then I am trying to get as much info as i can to relay to my family

  3. What is wrong here. nobody is helping, psg trucks parked with no workers present, gas taken over by town, estimated power by next !! Friday! we have a baby and no heat psg resonse, sorry. Wtf Verona! please do something!!!

  4. Hello,

    Thank you or the additional link. It is nice to know that the long speculated (and very vague) date of 11/9 is no longer a valid day of getting power back. I really hope it is true as six days without power has already been very exhausting. I hope I can finally have a warm house soon!!!

    And while I live in Princeton, the link, so far, has been the best help as I’ve tried scoring the internet for information about when we should expect power back and this has been the most helpful.

  5. As we are now within the 24 hour window has anyone received any power cause I know it won’t all just come on at midnight. If that we’re to happen then something else is going on.


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