Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Martha B. Day School principal said school took precautionary measures.
The Martha B. Day School was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a smell of gas in the school, Principal Cheryl Mallen said. Mallen said a few pilot lights had gone out in the kitchen after the four-day weekend and the school was evacuated as a precaution. Public Service Energy and Gas (PSE&G) was called to the school to light the pilots and a plumber was also called to check on the situation. No injuries were reported in the incident. The students were out of the building for about 10 minutes.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Individuals should be wary of someone calling from the "disconnect collection department."
Public Service Electric & Gas is alerting its customers to a scam involving pre-paid debt cards. A Spanish-speaking individual pretending to be a PSE&G employee will call a customer saying they work for the company’s “disconnect collection department,” the company said in a press release Tuesday. The person tells the customer that they have an overdue balance and their service will be shut off that day unless they pay their balance using a prepaid debit card. Customers are told to purchase a Green Dot Money Pak card and put a balance on it and provide the cashier with the phone number of the person who called them. After the customer provides PSE&G with the card number, the scammer transfers the funds to a prepaid card and cashes it in at …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
State Appellate Court decides to uphold BPU decision to allow power line project.
As construction continues on the 500-kilovolt Susquehanna-Roseland power line, a group of environmentalists expressed disappointment in a state Appellate Court's decision Monday to allow the project to move forward. According to court documents, the environmental groups challenged the Board of Public Utility's April 2010 approval of Public Service Energy and Gas' (PSE&G) Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line project, for which a line will be constructed to run through 45 miles of the state starting in Berwick, Pa., and ending in Roseland. Construction activities have already begun in parts of Montville, Kinnelon, Jefferson, Hopatcong, Boonton and Rockaway. PSE&G has said the new line will improve service reliability. The Appellate Court …
Friday, December 28, 2012
PSE&G Susquehanna-Roseland line will run through several local communities.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Several environmentalists are hoping to stop Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company's Susquehanna-Roseland power line project through a new lawsuit filed in federal court. The suit claims that PSE&G's project will damage the scenery and ecology of the three national parks the line, which will go from Berverwick, Pa., to Roseland, will be in, according to Neighbor News. The suit's intent is to stop construction on the line until a court ruling can be made on whether the National Park Service's approval of the project is in compliance with federal law. Read the full story from Neighbor News here. The 500-volt line project, which began with a pre-construction phase in September, impacts several local communities. The transmission …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
JCP&L instituted new communications, repair plans after last year's major storms—will it be enough?
Two months after New Jersey residents recovered from flooding and damage caused by 2011's Hurricane Irene, the area was hit with a severe winter storm. The storm's snowfall piled more than a foot deep in many areas, and the heavy, wet precipitation snapped tree limbs and utility poles, causing massive power outages that in some cases took a week to repair. And on the anniversary of that storm, New Jersey is facing a potentially more dangerous storm: Hurricane Sandy, which has already claimed lives in the Carribean and is currently forecast to reach the area Monday morning—just in time to collide with a possible winter storm. Keeping a close eye on the storms are meteorologists with JCP&L, which says employees have already been put on alert…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Mayor said impact will be minimal from Susquehanna-Roseland power line construction.
Kinnelon residents should not be alarmed if they see a helicopter shaped like a spider hovering overhead. The spider helicopter will be in town over the next few weeks while engineers do work on the PSE&G Susquehanna-Roseland power line. The New Jersey portion of the 50,000-volt transmission line, which will begin in Berwick, Pa., will go through 45 miles of the state, starting in Warren County and going east through Andover and Jefferson into Montville and then turning south to Roseland. Only a small portion of the project will affect Kinnelon, Mayor Bob Collins said. Survey work and site preparation are expected to be completed in the area of Split Rock Road. Other work will happen on Miller Road. "Kinnelon is on the front-end of the …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Instead of starting work on $790 million project before getting final approval, how about clearing trees along power lines?
Construction has begun on Public Service Electric and Gas Co.'s transmission line upgrade through Northwest New Jersey. That would seem to be slightly premature, as the National Park Service still technically has not given final approval for the work—upgrading the existing 230-kilovolt transmission line for about 45 miles, adding 500 kilovolts onto towers that would be as tall as 195 feet in some cases. The park service's approval is only for its property, but it is still critical, given the line runs smack through the Delaware Water Gap. And while the NPS won't make a final decision for at least a month after releasing its environmental impact statement—expected sometime this month—its approval appears to be a given. Still, it has not …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Susquehanna-Roseland power line will be operational by June 2015.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Pre-construction activities have begun on the Susquehanna-Roseland power line project being constructed by PSE&G. The New Jersey portion of the 50,000-volt transmission line, which will begin in Berwick, Pa., will go through 45 miles of the state, starting in Warren County and going east through Andover and Jefferson into Montville and then turning south to Roseland. According to PSE&G, the project to install the new line is intended to improve "reliable electric service." In neighboring Montville, the project has been met with some opposition by residents. Construction activities in Kinnelon, including survey work and site preparation, are expected to be completed on the right-of-way in the area of Split Rock Road by Sept. 14. Work is …
Monday, April 2, 2012
President Obama makes Susquehanna-Roseland project a priority, utilities offer money and NPS says it's OK
The seasaw that is the National Park Service’s approval process for the Susquehanna-Roseland power line upgrade has pushed Public Service Electric and Gas Co. up and environmentalists down. And it only cost $30 to 40 million. Last week, the park service reversed a preliminary opinion that the utilities should not do any work on land under its jurisdiction—parts of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, and Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Instead, the NPS’s new “preferred alternative” is to give PSE&G and PPL Electric Utilities Corp. their wish and allow them to upgrade the existing 230-kilovolt transmission line, adding 500 kilovolts onto towers that would be as tall as 195 …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
They wonder if the Morris County Park Commission and utility company, in choosing Valhalla Glen, have settled on the best route.
PSE&G is planning to walk and use "mules," essentially all-terrain golf carts, on a popular Turkey Mountain hiking trail so the utility company can install the controversialSusquehanna-Roseland power line, the executive director of the Morris County Park Commission said at the commission's Monday meeting. The company needs access to the power line that runs over Turkey Mountain so it can install new lines that have twice the height and capacity. Representatives of the Lake Valhalla Club and Valhalla Civic Association who attended the Park Commission meeting, held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, said they worry about how the traffic will harm the area, and wondered why the Valhalla Glen trail was determined to be the best way to access the …