Police say the scam involves a caller who pretends to be a PSE&G employee and threatens to shut off the victim’s gas and electric if payment isn’t made.
Numerous power outages were reported across the Greater Philadelphia Area due to the severe storms.
“It’s important that workers at the nuclear plants feel comfortable raising concerns, either to the company, to the bosses, through their program for raising safety concerns, or to the NRC,” says a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent a letter to PSE&G asking for assurance that whistleblowers will not be penalized at the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plants.
According to PSEG, about 6,700 customers are affected in Bellmawr, Mount Ephraim, and Lawnside.
New Jersey’s largest electric utility is going after 10 insurance companies in court.
New Jersey’s public utilities board is set to vote on a nearly half-billion-dollar proposal by the state’s largest utility to expand solar power production, a plan the state-paid advocate for ratepayers has sharply criticized as creating an unfair market advantage subsidized by utility customers.
Utility companies are reporting multiple power outages due to the storm.
Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and last October’s ice storm have clearly demonstrated to PSE&G officials that global warming is a reality.
Police are urging drivers to use caution on the roads because of ponding and flooding in low-lying poor drainage areas.
The president of New Jersey’s largest utility says Wednesday night’s snowstorm delayed power restoration to all of its customers by a day, to Saturday.
PSE&G says it expects outages due to the nor’easter to undoubtedly climb once the high winds arrive Wednesday night.
PECO says they have restored power to more than 90-percent of people who lost power during Sandy, but still about 50,000 outages remain.
Many regional utilities are estimating that the last of their customers will be back online by Sunday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says you only have about four hours’ grace on stuff in the fridge, but items in the freezer could last longer.