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Utility Board to JCP&L: Roll Back Rates by $200M

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities recommendation could cut customers' bills by a third if adopted.

By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight

Jersey Central Power & Light should slash rates collected from its more than 1 million customers by a staggering $207.3 million, according to the staff of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

If adopted, the 131-page brief, filed with an administrative law court judge overseeing JCP&L’s pending rate case, amounts to a stunning rebuke to the state’s second-largest utility. By one estimate, it could cut bills for customers by at least one-third, if approved by the BPU, which ultimately has jurisdiction in the case.

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Barbara Dyjak January 31, 2014 at 09:21 AM
Love this! You go, NJ BPU!
cracker jack February 01, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Believe it when I see it. Jcpl really needs to be investigated for there billing practices. They consistently estimate my bill and it is ALWAYS in their favor. ALWAYS! That translates to the utility collecting the funds in advance and holding that money until they actually READ the meter. This happens a half a dozen times a year, on average, every other month. Only way to combat this is to WAIT for a bill with an ACTUAL meter reading. The performance of this utility through storms IRENE and SANDY was abysmal. Enough. I never had such an abomination of a utility company until moving to Monmouth County 3 years ago. PSEG and Rockland electric were far more in touch with the people they serve. Thanks BPU. Follow through is key! I have every bill from Jcpl for documentation.

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