Dear Fellow Residents Impacted by JCP&L Power Surge,
Next week we are filing a formal investigation request with the regulatory authorities to follow up and investigate the power surge that JCP&L sent into hundreds of homes on Janury 30th in Livingston and East Hanover, causing fires and damaging thousands of dollars of appliances per home. Our goal is to understand the cause and establish a set of corrective measures for JCP&L to put in place.
If you experienced the power surge on January 30th (regardless of whether you incurred damage or not), please show a sign of your support by signing up here.
It is not clear at this time whether the Town’s themselves are going to request the same, so the more support we have for our resident’s request, the more weight it will hold.
Morristown pursued a similar investigation in 2011, and identified 25 recommendations for JCP&L to put in place. According to BPU President, Bob Hannah the report “showed an alarming litany of failures by JCP&L to perform prefventative maintenance…” (as per the Daily Record on Feb 12th.) While not a related incident, it is indicative of how Towns can drive results via BPU.
PLEASE sign up to join our petition by Friday, April 6th by signing up here.
Thank you so much for your report.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
1. See the official claim letter response from JCP&L (and explanation for why it is both an inappropriate and inadequate response): http://jcplpowersurge.wordpress.com/jcpl_claim_denial/
2. If you want to send a letter yourself directly to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, find a template leter here you can print and send: http://jcplpowersurge.wordpress.com/njbpu
3. If you filled a damage claim to your homeowner’s insurance company, click here to learn about how subrogation can potentially get your deductible back: http://jcplpowersurge.wordpress.com/subrogating/