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Old 11-02-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again--in the ONE year that I've lived in a JCPL zone, I've lost power more than FIVE times.

It is no surprise to me that they haven't done any kind of major investment in their grid and infrastructure. I'm guessing it's all pork chopped together with scotch tape and trash bag twisty ties.

And I've NEVER EVER been able to speak to an actual human being when calling any of their customer service numbers.

JCPL is garbage.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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They won't admit it, but it is all about low hanging fruit. They want to get the easy stuff first before they get to the hard stuff, regardless of factors that I think should be given some weight like your situation, or past outage times, etc.
They're going to fix a line which affects 30,000 people before they fix a line which affects 100 people, and it's hard to blame them for that.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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I saw an Asplundh truck sitting on a road that has many trees down and I know they are there for that. Funny part was I went back past there 3 hours later and it was still in the same spot with none of the trees cut on that road and JCP&L has been no where to be found out here. I haven't seen them once.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Perhaps some type of criminal charges should be brought against JCPL? I'm not an attorney, but I wonder if they haven't violated some type of law?
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:31 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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The last time NJ had a snow storm in October the power never went out at all.
Why did JCPL allow the power to go out this time? Can't they control the weather like PSE&G does?
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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The governor said the power companies were doing a good job the other day. They got his power turned on in less than 24 hours. I wonder if he got some special attention. HHHMMMM
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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The last time NJ had a snow storm in October the power never went out at all.
Why did JCPL allow the power to go out this time? Can't they control the weather like PSE&G does?
Although no one can control the weather, the power companies certainly can control their response.....
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:04 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Although no one can control the weather, the power companies certainly can control their response.....
Do you have any Idea how many power lines were downed in this storm? They will get to your street when it is time to re energize your primary line.

If you live in NJ you should have a generator.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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The last time NJ had a snow storm in October the power never went out at all.
Why did JCPL allow the power to go out this time? Can't they control the weather like PSE&G does?
Actually, my in-laws in Long Valley were without power for four days after the 2009 October storm.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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If you live in NJ you should have a generator.
Are you buying one for everyone? You say that as if they are $50. Not to mention the fact that they run on gasoline which is $3.50 or so a gallon.

Maybe JCP&L should distribute them for free if this is the "quick" response we are going to continue to get.

We have a small generator, which runs our furnace and fridge and one other small item like a light or coffee maker. We have a well and the generator is not powerful enough to run the well pump too. Plus to run the well pump off a generator would require additional work to our breaker panel, so then an electrician is needed, permit etc.
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