PSE&G Ready for Frigid Weekend Weather
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey's largest utility, is monitoring its gas system and has additional personnel on staff and standby to ensure it can meet the heating demands of customers. The utility is prepared to quickly respond to emergency "no heat" calls and electric outages during the frigid weather predicted for this weekend.
"Throughout the weekend we will operate and manage our gas distribution system to ensure our customers have the gas they need to keep their homes warm and businesses running," said Joe Forline, vice president of gas operations for PSE&G. "Over the past several years we have replaced critical feeds in our gas distribution system. This and other infrastructure investments have strengthened our system's performance and reliability."
Since Tuesday, the utility has received about 2,000 "no heat" calls from customers. "We expect that number to spike this weekend when people are home and furnaces are working extra hard," said Forline. "Customers should be aware that although their heating systems may be working properly, the frigid temperatures make it difficult for furnaces to maintain the same thermostat setting."
If your heating system is not working properly or if you need to report a "no heat" incident, schedule an appointment by calling 800-436-PSEG (7734) or online through My Account.
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While annual bills for PSE&G's typical gas heating customer are 55 percent lower than they were in 2009 due to supply rate reductions and gas bill credits, PSE&G is always looking to help you better manage your usage and keep your costs low.
Use these tips to stay warm, and save money on your bills:
More energy saving tips and tools are available at www.pseg.com/saveenergy.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state's population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.
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