Friday, November 23, 2012
Met-Ed customers may be wondering why their electric bill isn't lower if they were out of power during Hurricane Sandy.
You may have gotten the most recent electric bill in the mail, or maybe the bill is on its way. You may be thinking that the bill will be lower than usual because you were out of power due to Hurricane Sandy. Palmer and Forks Townships suffered severe power outages from the storm. If you’re a customer of Met-Ed, think again – at least for the latest bill. If you’re a customer of PPL, the bill very well may be lower. Why the difference? Met-Ed uses meter readers to measure customer usage. PPL uses advanced meters that don’t require people to read them. Met-Ed needed its meter readers to help in the process of restoring power to thousands of customers in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere in Sandy’s aftermath. So Met-Ed had to base your bill on…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Met-Ed map indicates that more than 500 still without power in Palmer and Forks townships.
It's been a week since Hurricane Sandy hit. But more than 500 people are still without power in Forks and Palmer townships. Met-Ed, on its power outage map, indicated that 149 households in Forks Township and 435 in Palmer Township were still without power as of 8:15 a.m. Monday. It is unknown when those homes will have power, but Met-Ed was working throughout the weekend to reduce those power-outage figures. Forks and Palmer suffered severe power outages during Hurricane Sandy with Palmer taking the brunt of it. The Palmer Park Mall was closed for four days and didn't reopen until Saturday. The Easton Area School District was shut all week before schools reopened Monday.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Met-Ed map shows that more residents in Palmer and Forks townships are getting their power restored.
The Easton Area School District has been closed all week. The Palmer Park Mall has been shut for four straight days. And many people in Palmer and Forks townships continue to cope without power ever since Hurricane Sandy knocked their electricity out Monday night. But there's light at the end of the tunnel -- even if the lights aren't on in your house yet. As of mid-Friday afternoon, Met-Ed's power outage map showed that 3,448 residents in Palmer Township were without power and 1,120 in Forks. Throughout both towns Friday, Met-Ed crews worked to get power back on. To keep track of power outages over the weekend, check out Met-Ed's map here.
Friday, November 2, 2012
More than 5,000 residents in Palmer and Forks still without power after Hurricane Sandy.
Many Palmer Township and Forks Township residents are still in the dark, including about half the Palmer customers who were without power when Hurricane Sandy struck. More than three days after Hurricane Sandy struck the Lehigh Valley, more than 5,000 residents in both townships were still without power. While Met-Ed has been working tirelessly to give energy back to households, there's no timetable when power will be restored. According to Met-Ed's outages map, 4,003 households in Palmer were without power as of 9 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, 1,290 still did not have electricity in Forks. Those numbers are better than Thursday morning, when 4,823 were without electricity in Palmer and 1,562 in Forks. Right after the hurricane Tuesday, 8,248 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Palmer and Forks Townships suffered severe power outages from Hurricane Sandy, but were spared the flooding that both towns usually receive from such storms.
It could have been worse. For all the damage that Hurricane Sandy caused, especially at the Jersey Shore, Forks and Palmer Townships were spared the brunt of it. For the most part, the most severe damage came from power outages, with Palmer getting hit harder. As of 8:22 p.m. Tuesday night, 6,828 residents were still without power in Palmer. That was down from 8,248 earlier in the day, Met-Ed reported. For Forks, 1,830 households were without power Tuesday evening, down significantly from 5,777 earlier Tuesday, Met-Ed's power outage map indicated. Forks Township Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss Tuesday afternnon feared that Forks could be without power "for an extensive period of time." But power was restored for most of Forks by 5 p.m. …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Due to high energy demand -- strained by a heat index in the triple digits -- PPL and Met-Ed will put central air conditioners for energy-saving program participants into "conservation mode" until 6 p.m.
With temperatures expected to hit a high of 96 -- and the heat index recording triple digits -- PPL Electric Utilities will shut down central air conditioners for all Peak Saver participants from 1 to 6 p.m. Not all participants will begin and end the conservation event at the same time. Actual start and end times may vary by 15 minutes. Met-Ed has also dispatched its EasyGreen program, managing participants' air conditioners between noon and 6 p.m. The programs are meant to reduce times of peak electricity demand. According to www.pplelectric.com, a digital cycling unit (DCU) is connected on or near participants' central air conditioning unit/heat pump. On the hottest summer weekdays -- June 1 through Sept. 30 -- PPL automatically …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Get free water, ice at Giant and Redner's stores
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Customers of Met-Ed who are still experiencing a power outage as a result of Saturday's snowstorm can receive two bags of ice and four gallons of water at no charge at any Giant or Redner's store in the Met-Ed service territory. Met-Ed reminds customers who have not yet reported their outage to use the automated outage reporting line – 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) – to report any outages. Customers responding to downed lines are urged to follow the prompts or to report the downed lines to their local police or fire departments. Met-Ed reported more than 4,000 out of power in Easton and 400 in Nazareth as of 4 p.m. Sunday.