Frustration mounts over lingering pow...

Frustration mounts over lingering power outages

There are 1 comment on the The Brainerd Daily Dispatch story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Frustration mounts over lingering power outages. In it, The Brainerd Daily Dispatch reports that:

Vincent Pina finally saw a couple of utility trucks coming down his street Thursday and started to wave in anticipation.

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carpetbaggers

Pottstown, PA

#2 Nov 11, 2012
The government officials where the outrage should be directed are the state utilitiy regulators, the federal Department of Energy and Federal Communications Commission. These are the government officials that deal with these utilities on a daily basis. The same utilities that owned the numerous poles that came down along with service

In New Jersey it's the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and in New York it's the the New York Public Service Commission. These are the state regulators that regulate the utilities doing business in that state. They can tell a utility things like show me your tree trimming plan. They can control rates and subsidies. If more people would use them for repeat problems in 'normal' times alot of the hurricane problems might have been prevented or lessend.

Also remember alot of these utility companies doing business in these states are publically traded for profit companies. You should show outrage by selling stock and/or going to their shareholder meetings.

Again in 'normal' times if you have problems with these utilities and state officials haven't given you satisfaction let your state representatives know. No progress there go to federal representatives.

These battles are won before or after storm, not during.

Good Luck to all! Hang in there.

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