COMMENTARY: Skilled workforce is key for utilities

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12:07 a.m. EDT October 19, 2016

New Jersey’s investor-owned utility companies provide critical services to the residents and businesses of New Jersey. We keep the lights on, provide clean and safe water, and ensure homes and businesses are warm when the weather turns cold. 

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates Careers in Utilities Week

October 17 - 21 recognizes the public utility workforce in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association, the statewide trade association for the investor-owned utilities, and its 15 member companies are recognizing the third week in October, the 17 to the 21, as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week.

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Public Water Utilities, Loath to Raise Rates, Must Deal with Aging Pipes, Pumps

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Water industry leaders warned that customers in New Jersey and nearby states face the prospect of higher bills to pay for the repair of aging infrastructure that has been neglected for years by local leaders who lacked the political courage to raise rates.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Alerts New Jersey Residents to Increase in Payment Scams

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the state-wide trade association for investor-owned utilities, is urging all New Jersey utility customers to be on high alert for a nation-wide phone scam during which scammers demand payment via a pre-paid card. 

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New Jersey Utilities Association Reminds New Jerseyans to Dial Before Digging on 811 Day and Everyday

Trenton, NJ – In recognition of National 811 Day which promotes safe digging awareness, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) reminds customers, contractors and excavators across New Jersey to call 811 three full business days before any digging project to request a mark-out to avoid hitting underground public utility lines, wires, cables and pipes. The service is free, and absolutely critical to avoiding injuries and disruptions to vital utility services.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Presents College Scholarships to Four Deserving New Jersey Students

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Association’s James R. Leva Scholarship, Excellence in Diversity Scholarship and Trade and Vocational School Scholarship Awards. NJUA’s scholarship review committee selected four hardworking, promising New Jersey students to award scholarship funds made possible through financial support by NJUA’s member companies.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Awards Utility Industry’s Highest Honor to Robert J. Iacullo

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) has awarded the utility industry’s highest honor, the NJUA Distinguished Service Award, to Robert J. Iacullo for his leadership and accomplishments on behalf of New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities. The award was presented during the Association’s 101st Annual Conference at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates Ninth Annual National Safe Digging Month

NJUA encourages New Jersey residents to always call 811 a few days before digging

Trenton, NJ – This month, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is recognizing the ninth annual National Safe Digging Month and reminding New Jersey residents to always call 811 three full business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration for NJUA's 101st Annual Conference is now open! Click here to join us at this year's conference, taking place June 1-3 at Harrah's in Atlantic City.  

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JCP&L Posts Best Service Reliability Results in More than a Decade

Company Reliability Results for 2015 Showed an 18 Percent Decrease in Number of Outages Customers Experienced from the Previous Year

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 20, 2016 -- As a result of an ongoing infrastructure investment campaign, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) in 2015 posted its best service reliability numbers in 13 years, which included an 18 percent reduction in the number of outages customers experienced the previous year.  Last year, JCP&L customers overall averaged less than one outage for the year, with the average outage time being a little over an hour in duration.

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