PSE&G prepared for this week's heat wave

                   PSE&G prepared for this week's heat wave

PR Newswire

NEWARK, N.J., July 15, 2013

NEWARK, N.J., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Public Service Electric and Gas
(PSE&G), New Jersey's largest utility, is monitoring weather conditions and
has additional personnel on hand to handle any power interruptions as a result
of the high heat and humidity.The utility's call centers also have extra
personnel on duty to speak with customers.

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PSE&G expects today's electric demand to reach 9,833 megawatts. The all-time
peak demand of 11,108 megawatts was set on August 2, 2006. 

PJM, the regional grid operator, expects to have sufficient power supplies
available to meet the increased demand for electricity as a result of the hot
and humid weather. PSE&G also has made substantial investments in its
transmission and distribution system to maintain reliability and safely meet
the increased demand for electricity.

Here are some easy ways customers can save energy and money throughout the

  oTurn off everything you're not using: lights, TVs, computers, etc. Use
    dimmers, timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting.
  oClose blinds, shades and draperies facing the sun to keep the sun's heat
    out and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
  oClose doors leading to uncooled parts of your home. With central air,
    close off vents to unused rooms.
  oDelay heat-producing tasks such as washing and drying laundry or dishes
    until later in the day, and wait until load is full.
  oRefrain from using nonessential appliances. Unplug or use only when
    necessary an extra refrigerator in your garage. Also, customers should
    consider setting their air conditioners to 78 degrees, health permitting.

If you experience a power outage, please call PSE&G's Customer Service line:
1-800-436-PSEG. Customers who are registered with My Account can also report
power outages online. To do so,Log Innow orregister.

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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 recently received the
ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability in the
Mid-Atlantic Region. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group
Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (

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SOURCE Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G)

Contact: Karen Johnson, 973-430-7734; Media Relations, Public Service Electric
and Gas Company, 80 Park Plaza, 4B, Newark, NJ 07102-4194, Tel: 973-430-7734
Fax: 973-733-2818
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