PSE&G recently launched a mobile-friendly Storm Center outage map. The map displays outages by location, county, or municipality. It also includes an outage summary table that lists the number of customers affected by outages in each county and municipality in PSE&G’s service territory.
Links from the outage summary table and municipality mouseovers direct customers to individual municipality pages, which provide additional information about the infrastructure in each municipality including number of stations, circuits and poles, miles of conductor, and a description of underground or overhead construction.
The municipality pages can also be accessed by navigating directly to a municipality-specific URL (such as outagecenter.pseg.com/waynetwp for Wayne Township), which gives municipal officials a convenient way to link to specific information from PSE&G.
When there are outages in a municipality, the individual municipality page also lists the number and percentage of customers out of power based on the total number of customers served in the municipality, as well as an earliest and latest estimated time of restoration for the outages in the municipality.
PSE&G describes other information provided during storms on its outage map FAQ page: “During a storm, we provide more in depth detail regarding the municipality such as the predicted number of customers restored each day until restoration is complete, number of jobs (damage locations) affecting the municipality, the number of jobs being worked that day, the number of confirmed damaged poles and trees affecting the municipality, and how many confirmed roads that are blocked by our facilities damaged in the municipality.”
“Our customers have said they wanted more information about power outages, especially during storms like Sandy,” said John Latka, vice president of electric operations for PSE&G in a press release about the new map. “With this major upgrade to our Outage Map, customers can now make more informed decisions for their family or their business during an outage.”
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