NJ Utility Companies Under Pressure

NJ gov. calls for hearings on utility companies

Gov. Chris Christie says the state Board of Public Utilities will hold hearings on the performance of New Jersey electric companies after Hurricane Irene.
He says he's especially concerned about Jersey Central Power & Light. Christie said Friday that the company has restored service more slowly than others in the state.
A JCP&L spokesman did not immediately have a response.
By midday Friday, there were fewer 40,000 homes and businesses still without power.
The three major utility companies say some 1.5 million New Jersey customers lost power at some point during the storm or the flooding that followed.
The companies expected nearly all would have service restored by the end of the day Friday.

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