PSE&G hoping to restore power to most of Jersey City, Bayonne by tomorrow

Nov 2, 2012 Full story: The Newark Star-Ledger 16

From left Jersey City Medical Center EMS Director Jim Dwyer, Coordinator George, and Jeremy Mackrell, a paramedic from Hagerstown, Maryland are photographed next to a Hagerstown ambulance outside of the Jersey City Medical Center on Friday, Nov.

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Adamson

Bronx, NY

#1 Nov 3, 2012
PSE&G restored 50% of Bayonne and then took workers elsewhere. We keep being told that workers are "behind the scenes" but this is not a theater or movie production. I've passed by 440 and have seen nothing. If the company actually brought in more workers, there would be enough of them to work at ALL locations but I am sure politics or typical business greed comes before service.
Adeel

Jersey City, NJ

#2 Nov 4, 2012
Its a nunbers game. However I wonder how long it took them to power the homes of PSE&G executives.
Mike

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Nov 4, 2012
I called city hall and PSEG yesterday wondering why there is such a holdup and was told both times that power would be up by the early afternoon. Well here we are one day later, and still no power. Bayonne is absolutely ridiculous. We get this kind of horrible service for the insanely high property taxes we pay in this town. How is it that Staten Island which got hit so much worse than Bayonne has power already restored since Wednesday and we, a small town, don't even have power yet after 6 days on Sunday?
Adeel

Jersey City, NJ

#4 Nov 4, 2012
PSE&G said power can come on anywhere between today to friday!
carpetbaggers

Bryn Mawr, PA

#5 Nov 4, 2012
Mike wrote:
I called city hall and PSEG yesterday wondering why there is such a holdup and was told both times that power would be up by the early afternoon. Well here we are one day later, and still no power. Bayonne is absolutely ridiculous. We get this kind of horrible service for the insanely high property taxes we pay in this town. How is it that Staten Island which got hit so much worse than Bayonne has power already restored since Wednesday and we, a small town, don't even have power yet after 6 days on Sunday?
In most cases the utilities are regulated by the state. After things settle down it might pay to file a complaint with the state utility regulators. In New Jersey it's the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Also I'd find out what representatives handle energy issues/committees and write them.

Also the biggest thing you can do as a customer is file a trouble report every single time you lose power. This is to document the problem and document date when you ask for a credit for timeout of service.

The biggest problem with utility service in America today is that they are big business and not a true utility. That means tight budgets and profit margins get priority over physical service. Poor budgeting leads to poor preventative maintenance including regular tree trimming and pole replacements.

Tight budgets also means little overtime or hiring which leads to an over stressed work force during normal times. The company winds up stressing productivity over quality and the techs wind up playing the productivity game. This means if it isn't broke don't fix it. I've turned in potential problems for several utilities and they all say the samething, they rather comeout and fix it when it breaks.

The big thing is always phone in the smallest service interruptions. Never assume someone else phoned it in either. Hopefully someone will realize they need more maintenance in that area or use that documentation for budgeting new plant.

Unfortunetly these battles are won or lost before the storm.
Phenchode

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Nov 4, 2012
Adeel wrote:
Its a nunbers game. However I wonder how long it took them to power the homes of PSE&G executives.
These mothereffes don't give two shiz bout us I'm so sick my baby i caughing blood I don't have gas or battery to call ambulance oh my lord help my life I hate this ugly poor people town I hope pseg workers suffer in hell after they Marja Kutha harami ka pilay phenchode Gandu I'm cursing in another language because they won't let me post
jumahurt

Jersey City, NJ

#7 Nov 4, 2012
Power in bayonne its still needed. Starts in 46 until 37 street need power how it say that the power in bayonne was restored
Nic

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Nov 4, 2012
PSE&G, u suck!!! We are freezing in our freaking house!!!
unbelievable

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Nov 4, 2012
This is a nightmare! A week already c'mon!!!!!!!!!! I tell people I still don't have power and they're in disbelief! They got it back wed+Thursday. What's the holdup dammit! From 1.7 without power to 800k. Why are we the last!?
still waiting

Irvington, NJ

#10 Nov 5, 2012
I live on Central Ave and Thorn St we have not had power since Monday at 9pm everywhere else I see ppl have there lights on all the side streets and mains streets and we still have no power we where told that by Friday we will have power now its Mon and still waiting I have a family to feed and keep safe and how am I suppose to do that with no power or heat
carpetbaggers

Bryn Mawr, PA

#11 Nov 5, 2012
still waiting wrote:
I live on Central Ave and Thorn St we have not had power since Monday at 9pm everywhere else I see ppl have there lights on all the side streets and mains streets and we still have no power we where told that by Friday we will have power now its Mon and still waiting I have a family to feed and keep safe and how am I suppose to do that with no power or heat
It's one week now so I would phone in a trouble report. You'll probably get a recording but document that you are out of service. Alot of people assume someone else has phoned in a report the power company knows about which isn't always true. After the big main problems are fixed there are alot of seperate problems that have to be fixed/picked off one by one.

Note most utilities want your account number or social security number when you phone in a report so have that handy.

GOOD LUCK
AMS

Bellevue, WA

#12 Nov 5, 2012
carpetbaggers wrote:
<quoted text>
It's one week now so I would phone in a trouble report. You'll probably get a recording but document that you are out of service. Alot of people assume someone else has phoned in a report the power company knows about which isn't always true. After the big main problems are fixed there are alot of seperate problems that have to be fixed/picked off one by one.
Note most utilities want your account number or social security number when you phone in a report so have that handy.
GOOD LUCK
Nothing East of BWay has power, no do the small side streets under the bridge, all of 28th Street... The full list of powerless places is on the Bayonne website.
We have a handicapped child here and because she's 22, the FD will take her to a care facility, but we'd have to go to a shelter, and we won't let that happen.
Today, power was promised, but a damaged substation here has postponed restoration once again. We need help. The nor'easter is going to make things worse; it's a "now or never" situation.
mike

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Nov 5, 2012
Yes, supposedly now PSEG claims more damage than expected was done. My question is why didn't they know this sooner??? Clearly PSEG hasn't done much at all for Bayonne. I feel we've been placed on the back burner. Otherwise they wouldn't have promised us power 2-3 times already only to again have it postponed. I think it's time people start showing up in groups at PSEG demanding action and answers. Even Hoboken which was flooded way worse than Bayonne received power earlier today. This has gone too far now
carpetbaggers

Bryn Mawr, PA

#14 Nov 5, 2012
AMS wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing East of BWay has power, no do the small side streets under the bridge, all of 28th Street... The full list of powerless places is on the Bayonne website.
We have a handicapped child here and because she's 22, the FD will take her to a care facility, but we'd have to go to a shelter, and we won't let that happen.
Today, power was promised, but a damaged substation here has postponed restoration once again. We need help. The nor'easter is going to make things worse; it's a "now or never" situation.
Some utilities offer priority service for medical needs including seniors,disabled etc. Try telling them you have a handicapped child. Try to find where your government representatives are stationed and inform them of your situation. See if they can expedite repairs,find shelter or offer some kind of generator. In your home try to cut down drafts for tonight without suffocating yourself, becarefull with candles or gas stoves(ventilate somehow)

Unfortunetly it wasn't just the hurricane that lost this battle for the consumers. I'd venture to say there were alot of pre existing conditions including overgrown trees, old equipment including some transformers that went, sagging or leaning poles(we've had those for years and we get the we rather comeout and fix it when it breaks)

I can't emphasize for the future always phone in the smallest amount of utility trouble. Sometimes you can get lucky ie maybe the phone company might be forced to replace a pole where the power company also has wires or vice versa.

And when this is over write state utility regulators and/or the Dept of Energy which regulates power issues. I think the Dept of Transportation regulates natural gas service.

Good Luck, hang in there !
AMS

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Nov 5, 2012
carpetbaggers wrote:
<quoted text>
Some utilities offer priority service for medical needs including seniors,disabled etc. Try telling them you have a handicapped child. Try to find where your government representatives are stationed and inform them of your situation. See if they can expedite repairs,find shelter or offer some kind of generator. In your home try to cut down drafts for tonight without suffocating yourself, becarefull with candles or gas stoves(ventilate somehow)
Unfortunetly it wasn't just the hurricane that lost this battle for the consumers. I'd venture to say there were alot of pre existing conditions including overgrown trees, old equipment including some transformers that went, sagging or leaning poles(we've had those for years and we get the we rather comeout and fix it when it breaks)
I can't emphasize for the future always phone in the smallest amount of utility trouble. Sometimes you can get lucky ie maybe the phone company might be forced to replace a pole where the power company also has wires or vice versa.
And when this is over write state utility regulators and/or the Dept of Energy which regulates power issues. I think the Dept of Transportation regulates natural gas service.
Good Luck, hang in there !
We mentioned it when we called them Saturday. They apologized and told us it'd be in our best interest to find a shelter. I'm so frustrated at this point. Like they mentioned above; Hoboken is now in better shape than us. It's so sad.
Donna

Belleville, NJ

#16 Nov 5, 2012
Tell me, W. 24 th st. will be the "VERY LAST TO BE RESTORED?" yes, The Trailor Park, GUARENTEED.!!

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