Editor Daniel Hubbard and Eric Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org
10:35 am on Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Weather Channel decided they would try to name winter storms, similar to how tropical storms in the Atlantic. However the National Weather Service smacked them down: http://www.examiner.com/article/weather-channel-naming-system-backfires-when-nws-rejects-athena
10:30 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeff, I think there's an easy comparison to make with PSE&G. Both have to publish daily restoration work plans. If we can get access to the record of daily projections, and compare to work actually performed, it will tell an interesting story. I think I can get that. The ability of a utility to manage storms is important, and I'd like to know if PSE&G is as lousy as JCP&L. Let the better service provider win, and collectively we do have a choice. However we would need to lobby the NJ Board of Public Utilities to allow us to switch. Many residents have opted to pay $7-10k for a whole-house generator (20% of their electricity bill over a service life of 20 years?), for the luxury of not having to deal with regular outages.
I'm working from home tomorrow. NJ Transit and Lakeland Bus have no ETA on restoration of service to NY, and I'm tired of driving in to Secaucus and praying I can squeeze onto a NEC train. If you need a place to warm up we have power now, as long as extra weight of the snow doesn't bring down the tree that's hanging on the power line feeding our block.
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