State says power needs to remain on at ex-Revel casino

New Jersey authorities say the power needs to stay on at Atlantic City’s former Revel casino.

The state Community Affairs Department has issued a notice to the power company providing service to the now-vacant building, ordering it not to cut off service again.

ACR Energy Partners has been locked in a dispute with the casino’s new owner, Glenn Straub, over the cost of future utility service.

It cut off service on April 9, two days after Straub bought the building.

A temporary two-week deal to provide power expired Wednesday, but the state order will keep the lights on in the short term.

Authorities say fire detection and suppression systems need to be continuously powered in the 47-story building, the second-tallest in New Jersey.

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