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JCP&L Ready for whatever Mother Nature Throws our way

JCP&L is ready to handle the wintry mix slamming the Jersey Shore. "The most important thing to remember is snow by itself does not cause power outages." said Spokesman Ron Morano.

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Snow sits atop power lines following a winter storm. (Photo: Toniann Antonelli, NJ 101.5)
Snow sits atop power lines following a winter storm. (Photo: Toniann Antonelli, NJ 101.5)
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Power Companies Battle a Challenging Winter [AUDIO]

With each approaching storm, the state's utility companies take steps to make sure they're prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

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Power Lines Downed By Trees
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Lawmaker Blasts BPU for Utility Holdup [AUDIO]

It's becoming a regular routine in New Jersey. Whether in summer or winter, whenever there's severe weather, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and sometimes even millions of people lose power in their homes and businesses - sometimes for several days or even weeks.

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Flickr User Claudio Schwarz
Flickr User Claudio Schwarz
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JCP&L Completes $200 Million in Infrastructure and Service Upgrades

JCP&L customers should no longer experience protracted power outages similar to that which proceeded Superstorm Sandy.

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JCP&L expands its Emergency Response Team in Monmouth and Ocean counties
JCP&L expands its Emergency Response Team in Monmouth and Ocean counties (Townsquare Media)
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JCP&L Expands Monmouth/Ocean Emergency Response [AUDIO]

Residents and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties may be able to expect better service and quicker restoration times during major power outage events, thanks to a brand new partnership.

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Downed Power Lines
Downed Power Lines (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Electric Delivery System Lessons Learned After Sandy [AUDIO]

Officials from New Jersey utilities joined federal officials on Tuesday to highlight the need to strengthen power deliver systems in the state as the one year anniversary of Sandy approaches.

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Power Companies to Improve Communication [AUDIO]

By summer, the state's utility companies will be required to increase interaction with their customers before and after major weather events, as well as during widespread power outages.

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DC Area Cleans Up From Friday Night Storms That Knocked Power And Downed Trees Throughout Region
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JCP&L Explains Need for Rate Hike Request [AUDIO]

Superstorm Sandy did a number on Jersey Central Power & Light. Now, the utility is turning to you, the customer, for some financial help.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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Assembly Bill Would Create Post-Sandy Task Force [AUDIO]

Hoping to minimize the impact of severe weather on public utilities and shorten power outages for residents, a state legislator will introduce a bill today to create a commission tasked with finding better ways deliver energy to consumers.

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Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (Middletown Patch)
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (Middletown Patch)
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Shore Lawmaker, Mayors Push Solar Signals To Remedy Outage Traffic Woes

Of all the darkness that swept over the Jersey shore while Sandy was barreling through, perhaps none of it was as problematic as those traffic signals that stopped working...

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