Power struggle keeps Revel casino from reopening

A literal power struggle between the new owner of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino and its sole supplier of electricity is keeping it from at least partially reopening this summer.

With plans to reopen the casino by the start of summer already having fallen by the wayside, Glenn Straub and ACR Energy are sparring before a federal judge over whether Straub can use energy from a different source to power the building.

Both sides have been battling for months over the terms of future service and whether Straub should have to help pay off debt from the power plant’s construction.

Complicating the matter is an order from the state requiring ACR to provide electricity to power crucial fire protection systems and an aviation warning light atop the 47-story building.

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