Board to review Atlantic City Electric’s storm response

New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities is reviewing Atlantic City Electric’s response to a recent power failure that affected about 280,000 people.

The review comes after lawmakers wrote the agency to complain about the utility’s response to the storm. But a spokesman for the board tells such a review is standard protocol.

A spokesman for the utility says the company will perform its own internal review and will work with the state agency to address any questions.

Tuesday’s storm knocked out power to southern New Jersey residents and resulted in legislators’ calling on Gov. Chris Christie to declare a state of emergency.

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Christie has said he and other state officials were monitoring and responding to the storm but that an emergency declaration wasn’t warranted.

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