Jennifer Kramer, spokesperson for PSE&G sent this note out today, regarding a problematic circuit in town. They have now located the problem (on 4th and Washington), and have begun making repairs (should be fixed by Midnight):
PSE&G Asks Hoboken to Conserve Energy
August 2, 3:00 pm
Residents and business owners will likely notice an increased presence of utility workers in town this afternoon. While all the lights are on in Hoboken right now, PSE&G crews are working to locate and repair a problematic circuit that powers a bulk of the city’s businesses along Washington Street.
PSE&G workers are walking Washington, making “house calls” to businesses that are larger energy users, requesting that they conserve while the utility works to get the electrical system back to normal.
Businesses and residents are being asked to turn off all non-essential lights, appliances, and air conditioning- and to try to avoid doing heat producing tasks such as laundry and dishes until late in the evening.
Please note that no one in the city is without power right now. PSE&G’s call for conservation is a precautionary step designed to help temper the demand for power while the utility works to make repairs. The goal is to do so without interrupting electrical service at all.
PSE&G appreciates cooperation from residents and business owners and town leaders as it works to keep the power on during the dog days of summer.