Landing, New Jersey Utility Complaints - Updated October 8, 2023
Well, well, what do you know, on Saturday, October 7, 2023 for over 5 hours, Landing & Mount Arlington NJ had another of those: the weather is fine but our electric generation eqt is old so those neighborhood will lose power events. The Shore Hills area of Landing NJ is served by the Mount Arlington NJ electric sub-station. This building has the best equipment that Thomas Edison could secure. During the Sandy super-storm, out of state electric crews called in to help actually complained about an out of date grid and equipment, with these conditions making their work take so much longer. This 2023 was the 3rd time in 4 months the power went out. No storms, just power out.
The current FirstEnergy Vice-President in charge of keeping the lights on is:
Michelle Henry - Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, FirstEnergy
Michelle Henry leads FirstEnergy’s customer service function and its sales, products and services, and energy efficiency initiatives. Hmm, maybe she's been busy sitting on Boards of Directors or such and didn't note that one of her sub-companies, Jersey Central, has a really bad record for keeping the power on, particularly in the Morris County towns of Landing NJ and Mount Arlington NJ.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THIS PAGE:
In a recent
interview with a business magazine,
What is your
top business priority for 2012?
Your top priority as VP of
Operations of JCP&L is to ensure an uninterupted supply of
electricity to the customers.
New Bad News: On July 5, 2013, not one, but two big Power Outages hit Landing!
July 7-8, 2013 the
JCP&L Kenvil station was hit by a Weather related outage. For most
Utilities, this would be a several hour fix, but we are talking the
bargain basement equipment JCP&L uses, so it has been 18 hours and
HURRICANE SANDY -
JCP&L LEAVES LANDING, NJ TILL LAST
After spending a
In an interview given only two months ago, August 2012, VP of Operations for JCP&L, Holly Kauffman said that the electric utility had learned it's lesson from Hurricane Irene and was very well prepared to handle upcoming storms. Ms Kaufman detailed advances in trucks, hiring, communications, etc.
That that may be true in theory, but it's not true, and has never been true for Landing NJ. Storm after storm, JCP&L leaves us till last. The Shore Hills area of Landing NJ is served by the Mount Arlington NJ electric sub-station. This building has the best equipment that Thomas Edison could secure. During the Sandy super-storm, out of state electric crews called in to help actually complained about an out of date grid and equipment, with these conditions making their work take so much longer.
Ms. Kauffman: When will you stop leaving our area until last among north Jersey towns ??!!
In a press release, JCP&L said: "Jersey Central Power & Light has named Keith Roloson and Martin Tuck general managers for Operation Services. Roloson and Tuck will be based in JCP&L's Northern Region, supervising the inspection and maintenance of the JCP&L infrastructure while overseeing line shops in Boonton, Dover, Flemington, Newton, Summit and Washington"
Well Keith & Marty, you'll probably leave your abandonment of Landing NJ off your résumé when you send it around, as there needs to be a shake-up at JCP&L.
Listen, the Shore
Hills area of Landing is densely populated & only about 2 miles
Hey Holly, Holly . . . our houses were freezing for almost 2 weeks, our lives were turned upside down, our children got sick, so after calling JCP&L every morning, we sat in the Roxbury Library and put up this page to call attention to our situation. THIS IS OUR POWER!!
Updated October 8, 2023
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