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March 6, 2018

PSE&G sends additional crews to help JCP&L restore power before next storm hits

(NEWARK, NJ – March 6, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is sending 100 additional line and support personnel today to help JCP&L restore power to thousands of customers still affected by Friday’s nor’easter just as a second round of wintry weather is predicted for New Jersey.

They will join about 190 PSE&G employees and contractors who have been working in JCP&L’s Morris and Sussex County service territory since Monday morning. The PSE&G contingent will arrive in Augusta, NJ where workers will receive their assignments from JCP&L. The PSE&G workers have been setting new poles and repairing damaged electric lines to safely restore power to thousands of customers still in the dark from the recent storm.

By Sunday, PSE&G had restored 99.9 percent of its 175,000 customers affected by Friday’s storm with the last customer restored Monday night.  

“We know how important it is to get customers back in service before this second storm hits,” said John Latka, PSE&G senior vice president of electric and gas operations. “At the same time, we need to ensure that we can restore our own customers should the heavy snow bring down additional trees and power lines. We are finalizing our staffing now and will be ready to respond.”

JCP&L requested mutual aid -- assistance that allows for the sharing of resources such as labor and equipment during emergencies. The hosting utility reimburses for associated costs.



Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

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