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PSE&G Hurricane Irene Update: Sep. 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.


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-- PSE&G has restored all customers whose electric service was affected by Hurricane Irene. The final restoration occurred at 1 a.m. Sunday in Union County.

-- PSE&G estimates that more than 800,000 electric customers were impacted by the hurricane, with all restored within six days. There remain about 1,150 customers in flood areas whose restoration will depend on the recession of flood waters and safety inspections by municipal officials.

-- About 3,200 gas customers have no gas service as a result of safety issues due to flooding. The utility so far has restored gas service to about 18,000 customers, and is working closely with local officials to restore gas service as soon as it is safe to do so. The utility is assessing an additional 13,000 customers who may have gas service impacted by flooding, and whose restoration will depend on the recession of flood waters and safety inspections by municipal officials.

PSEG online information

Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can view the status of their outage by logging on to My Account at www.pseg.com. Customers may click onto the Hurricane Information icon on the Web site for tips on outage safety, flooding and other storm related information. Information is also available on the company’s Twitter page at http://twitter.com/psegoutageinfo.

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 National Achievement Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).



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