06/28/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/28/2019 09:48
(NEWARK, N.J. - June 28, 2019) With high temperatures forecast for today and tomorrow, Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey's largest utility, is prepared to meet the demand for additional power and utility crews will be ready to respond to service interruptions should they occur.
'We're monitoring our system and are staffed and ready to respond to issues as they arise,' said Paul Toscarelli, PSE&G's emergency preparedness director. 'Since last summer, we've invested nearly $3 billion in infrastructure improvements, which helps keep the power and your air conditioners on.'
PSE&G prepares year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers. We also encourage customers to monitor the weather and avoid being in extreme heat for lengthy periods. If customers cool off by getting in swimming pools, we encourage them to follow safe practices such as checking to ensure no electric devices are nearby and could accidentally fall into the water.
PSE&G also reminds customers that hot and sticky weather can lead to more usage and higher electric bills. Customers can save energy and money this summer by following 10 simple tips:
For more ways to save on summer energy bills, visit https://nj.pseg.com/saveenergyandmoney/energysavingpage/summerenergytips.
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PSE&GPublic Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest gas and electric delivery public utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state's population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability as well as the 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company. PSEG has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 11 consecutive years.