Letter to the Editor: JCP&L Partner Helps Hotel After Storm

Alliance Power helps the Grand Summit get back on its feet after Sandy.

To:  Donald M. Lynch, President JCP&L
From:  Mark Giangiulio, General Manager, The Grand Summit Hotel
RE:  Alliance Power Group, LLC

I am writing to inform you of a very positive experience with one of your subcontractors, Alliance Power, LLC.  This company went our of our way to restore power to our hotel after the devastating storm.  Having experienced numerous outages from various storms throughout the country (Andrew, Diana, Hugo) I am quite familiar with process.  

In this instance, our power was affected by two downed poles, transformers and lines.  Alliance coordinated the repairs with JCP&L by securing the necessary supplies and immediately beginning the work.  Within hours the poles were installed and by 11P.M. power was fully restored.  The level of professionalism exhibited by Mr. Todd Egan (owner) and Jeremy (crew foreman) was unparalleled.  It is both comforting and reassuring to know that JCP&L has such great partners to assist small businesses in getting re-opened during these times of crisis.

I have been extremely critical of your company in the past and I know that you have had challenges with recent storms and power restoration in NJ.  You have formed a great partner with Alliance and should be commended for finding a company of their caliber to assist you with servicing your customers.

Feel free to share this with Mr. Egan and use it as a testimonial to provide your customers.  If you have any further questions or comments regarding my recent experience feel free to contact me.


Mark Giangiulio
General Manager
The Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

M. Reinebach November 08, 2012 at 03:58 AM
We pay too high taxes for this to keep going on.?this is inhumane! Watch out for the local elections! We are leaving summit as soon. As we can.
Gloria M Ron-Fornes November 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Totally agree.....happy that the hotel is up and running ....but many families are now on day 10 - including mine - with no visible sign of any work to get us back up soon.
Harry Olsen November 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Nice for the hotel but how did it help out during the storm --- by requiring all guests to pay for 3 nites minimum. So if you got power back and went home after one nite you still paid for three.Nice for profitting from the storm but unfairly taking advantage of those hurt by the storm---Thanks a lot Grand Summit for screwing your neighbors.
AStar Gazer November 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Is it true that Ellen Dickson arranged free rooms at the Grand Summit for some of her friends?
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