I agree, Willy, particularly in light of the predictions
that disasters like Sandy will be more frequent in the future owing to Global Warming. Utilities should at least be able to offer emergency stations for those items which are now virtual necessities of life, like cellphones, laptops, etc etc.
I was hoping that somebody would have noticed that it was 3 small companies, privately owned, which banded together to help their neighbourhood by providing this service, but that passed without notice. However PSEG does indeed look like a good corporate citizen and do appear to be doing a good job.