State BPU to hold public hearing on JCP&L response to Irene

Regulators will hold the first of two hearings this afternoon into how the state's power companies responded to electric outages during Hurricane Irene.More than 1.5

MANALAPAN - Regulators will hold the first of two hearings this afternoon into how the state's power companies responded to electric outages during Hurricane Irene.

More than 1.5 million homes and businesses lost power at the height of the storm. Some went days before electricity was restored.

Many people were frustrated with the utility because it took so long to get the power back on after the hurricane.

Gov. Chris Christie has raised concerns over how the state's second largest utility, JCP&L, responded to the outages. JCP&L's president has said the company needs to improve how it communicates with customers and towns.

The state Board of Public Utilities will meet at the Monmouth County Library headquarters in Manalapan today and at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Morris Plains tomorrow.

The hearings will take place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days.

News 12 New Jersey will have live coverage of the hearings later today

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