Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The borough's utility was dealing with a power outage Tuesday afternoon.
The Madison Electric Department responded to a power outage in the borough on Tuesday afternoon, police reported. "Madison Electric Utility Department is aware and working on the power outage," according to a Madison police Nixle alert sent at 2:10 p.m. "Thank you."
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
There was a power outage Tuesday evening around Pomeroy Road, police said.
The Madison Electric Department responded to a power outage that was affecting the area around Pomeroy Road in the borough Tuesday evening, according to a Nixle alert from Madison Police. An estimated time for having power restored was not immediately known, according to the 6 p.m. alert: The Madison Police Department is aware of the power outage taking place in the Pomeroy Road area. The Electric Department has been notified and responding. There is an unknown time frame for correction.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
One of Madison's out-of-state crews is working in nearby towns.
While Madison's electric grid has some temporary patches in need of more permanent fixes, and the possibility remains that individual homes might not have power and still need to notifiy the borough or a private electrician, Madison's electric is "100 percent up," Borough Administrator Ray Codey said Friday. On Wednesday, Madison had all of its neighborhoods online. On Thursday, utility workers took care of relatively minor service calls. On Friday, Codey said he wasn't aware of any new calls coming in. Madison was assisted by crews from Louisiana and Delaware in getting the borough back on line, and their time working in the Rose City is done. "The Louisiana guys are going to Louisiana," Codey said. The crew from Delaware is working in …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Several 'severely damaged areas' will need more time to restore power.
Madison Borough Police Saturday afternoon sent out a message to residents still without power: Be ready for the outage to continue for up to five more days. In a statement released Saturday afternoon, police said power potentially could be restored earlier. Police said the Madison Electric Utility is aware of all outages and asked residents not to call the company unless there is an emergency. The delay in restoration is related to a "significant number of severely damaged areas with poles down that require complete rebuilds," the police statement said. Utility crews are working around the clock to restore power for those still in the dark, according to police. Residents can find additional information on gas and power at www.rosenet.org…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Statement thanks JCP&L for delivering on promise to get feeder lines up, says staff and volunteers are doing a tremendous job.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Statement from Mayor Robert Conley, 7:21 p.m. Wednesday Our planning for this epic storm began last week under the leadership of Emergency Management Coordinator and Councilman Bob Landrigan, and Assistant Coordinator and Acting Police Chief Darren Datchison. I am very proud of the leadership they provided as they worked with department heads with coming up with plan to prepare for the storm and the expected recovery. As we know the work you do before an emergency is as important as the work that is done after the event. Also In addition to the Borough staff we have been supported dedicated volunteers manning the phones, staffing the shelter and making emergency calls to those in need. Even with all this planning we could have never have …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
From jokes to flashbacks to last year's October snowstorm, people react to sudden widespread outage in Madison on Wednesday.
When Madison lost power for about 90 minutes on Wednesday after a problem with a JCP&L feeder line to the borough, some people took to Twitter to share their reactions. Here are some of the posts about the outage, from Madison High School, Drew University, Madison Police and Rob's Bistro, all in 140 characters or less, including one that manages to get in a reference to the bear sighting the night before.
Issue with JCP&L feeder line through Chatham knocked out electricity, authorities said.
Power was restored to downtown Madison around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after authorities said an issue with a JCP&L feeder line through Chatham knocked out power throughout the borough for about an hour and a half. The outage took out Main Street traffic lights, forced some restaurants to close for at least part of their lunch service, and affected Madison High School, where classes were continuing and lunch was still served, police said. Madison Electric Utility Superintendent Michael Piano said the outage occurred when one of the two main JCP&L feeders to Madison went down, possibly because of an equipment failure. Typically, Madison is able to just throw a switch and power the entire town with electricty from the other, working feeder line…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Millions in surplus ease property tax burden and would be difficult to replace, according to a special presentation Monday.
Madison's electric utility generates millions of dollars in surplus every year—about $3.5 million in 2011, which is historically low—that is used in the municipal operating budget, Mayor Bob Conley said Monday in a special presentation about the borough electric utility. Conley compared the surplus to the money that typically would be used to pay a dividend to stockholders of for-profit electric companies. Taking away Madison's 2011 surplus from the 2012 operating budget would mean the owner of a home with an average market value of $691,000 would have paid $693.80 more in property taxes to make up the difference. "That is an impressive dividend payout," Conley said. Monday's town hall meeting was the first of planned informal …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Borough reminds residents adjusting AC can make a difference for its electric utility.
With forecast highs for Madison of 98 on Tuesday and 94 on Wednesday, the Madison Electric Utility is asking residents to consider conserving energy from 3 to 6 p.m. on those days to ease the strain on the electric grid and, in turn, the utility's budget. "We expect the electric grid that serves Madison to experience very high energy demand" during that time, a borough email says. Increased demand can lead to costly "peak demand charges" that can total millions of dollars for the borough. By having residents and business voluntarily reduce electric consumption for a few hours on the hottest days of the year, the borough estimates it could save $80,000 in peak demand charges. According to the borough website, These savings could help reduce…