PSE&G Readies for Snowstorm

                         PSE&G Readies for Snowstorm

PR Newswire

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 28, 2014

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric and Gas
Company (PSE&G), New Jersey's largest electric and gas utility, is preparing
for the approaching snowstorm expected to impact the region Sunday evening
through Monday. 

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) is a publicly traded diversified
energy company with annual revenues of more than $12 billion, and three
principal subsidiaries: PSEG Power, Public Service Electric and Gas Company
(PSE&G) and PSEG Energy Holdings. For more information visit

Up to a foot of snow accumulation is possible in some areas. While snow
usually isn't an issue for utilities, the possibility of sleet and freezing
rain can increase the likelihood of downed wires and resulting power outages.
Vehicles striking utility poles can also cause wires to come down.

In anticipation of the storm, PSE&G is ensuring that all available personnel
are ready to respond beginning Sunday. The utility is also arranging for
contractors, including tree crews, to assist the utility's own skilled
workforce, and ensuring that additional supplies such as poles and
transformers are on hand.

PSE&G offers the following tips to customers to prepare:

  oCharge your cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
  oFill up your car's fuel tank.
  oEnsure you have a battery-powered radio and a supply of fresh batteries.
  oCheck your supply of flashlights, blankets, nonperishable food and bottled
    water for everyone in your family.
  oPut your refrigerator and freezer at the coldest setting. Keep a blanket
    handy to throw over these appliances for added insulation. If electricity
    is interrupted, keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as
  oSign up for MyAccount at and bookmark the mobile-friendly
    homepage on your smart phone so it's easy to report outages and check
    restoration progress.
  oCompile a list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G's Customer
    Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or
    downed wires.

Accumulation of heavy snow may weigh down power lines and as a result cause
power lines to come down. PSE&G urges its customers to be cautious if they see
downed lines. Downed wires may appear dead but should always be considered
"live." Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything
that it might be in contact with.

To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSE&G's
Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.Customers with a handheld device, or
who are at an alternate location with power, can also report power outages and
view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account on,
PSE&G's mobile-friendly website.

General outage activity throughout our service territory is available online
at updates are posted on during
severe weather.

The utility's Twitter and Facebook pages also keep the public informed about
our restoration progress. Sign up as a follower at and to monitor
restoration progress. Customers also can register for text and email alerts at

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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SOURCE Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G)

Contact: Kristine Lloyd, 973-430-7734
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