Keeping the lights on

power outages

Now that the second nor’easter in less than a week is over, I have grave doubts on the ability of our electric utilities to keep the lights on.

As I am writing this today JCP&L has 129, 000 customers without service while PSE&G has 83,000. Somehow this seems to be a bit too high a set of numbers, especially for JCP&L. After Superstorm Sandy both utilities were assuring the public that they would make sure that the massive power outages that happened would not occur again. Continue reading Keeping the lights on