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JCP&L Staging Area
JCP&L Staging Area (FirstEnergy Corp., Flickr)
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Displaced Residents Question Utility Billing [AUDIO]

Residents in Sandy-damaged communities are telling Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari says that they're still being billed for utilities they're not using.

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empty pool in Mantoloking post-Sandy
Empty pool in Mantoloking post-Sandy (Townsquare Media)
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Open Water Valves Lead To More Post-Sandy Issues [AUDIO]

In the rush to evacuate their homes during the storm, residents who neglected to shut off their main water valve could end up facing more problems when they finally return.

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Power Lines
Flickr User Lynn Friedman
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PSE&G Plans For Future Storms [AUDIO]

Since Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey and knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses, the state's utilities have been faced with tough questions about what they can do to protect customers in the face of future weather disasters. One utility has responded with a comprehensive and pricey plan.

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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Utility Companies Still Top Priority For State Agency [AUDIO]

Super-storm Sandy proved there are a lot of issues to be addressed by power companies. Should they raise substations? How can the infrastructure be improved? Should more power lines by underground?

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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NJ Lawmaker Seeks To Stop JCP&L Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, feels Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) should withdraw their recently submitted request to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for a $31.5 million rate hike in order to cover the costs of Hurricane Irene in September, 2011 and the snowstorm which followed in October that same year.

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Atlantic City Electricity crew
Atlantic City Electricity crew makes repairs (WMGM TV)
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Atlantic City Electric Eyes Rate Increase [AUDIO]

If you rely on Atlantic City Electric for your power service, you may soon need to open the wallet a little wider. The utility is currently looking into increasing their rates.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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Bill Aimed At NJ Power Infrastructure [AUDIO]

One criticism behind hurricane Sandy is that New Jersey's utility infrastructure, including the poles that carry power across the state, are not the best of quality. Some suggest that weakness may have been a contributing factor to the many electric outages during the storm.

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Flickr User Tom Raftery
Flickr User Tom Raftery
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Utilities Have A Way Of Knowing When Your Power Is Out [AUDIO]

After super-storm Sandy, a lot of New Jerseyans including many state lawmakers who have taken testimony from the heads of utility companies were shocked to learn that the utilities don't actually have a way of knowing when the power goes out at each individual home.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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NJ Utilities Continue To Defend Performance During Sandy [AUDIO]

The state's utility companies are defending their performance during Superstorm Sandy after being put in the hot seat once again by the State Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

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JCP&L’s Rate Hike No Sure Thing, Says BPU [AUDIO]

To cover expenses incurred after Hurricane Irene and last year's surprise October ice storm and to pay for infrastructure upgrades, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) is requesting a $31 million a year rate increase.

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