JCP&L is continuing construction work throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to enhance service reliability in our northern and central New Jersey service areas. This comes after last year’s record for best service reliability in over a decade.  

These projects feature major enhancements to the transmission system that delivers the energy to businesses, industries and residents across the state. The work includes 54 additional circuit upgrades, installing equipment that automatically switches from one circuit to another when a problem is detected, trimming trees along more than 2,000 miles of lines, and inspecting and replacing more than 28,000 utility poles.

Other projects completed, underway or planned in 2016 include:

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• Completed construction on the final phase of a new 11.5 mile, 115-kV transmission project from a substation in Englishtown to one in Manalapan, which will benefit nearly 34,000 customers in Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth counties.

• Completing a project to enhance and expand a substation in Morris County.

• Completing the substation expansion project in Old Bridge.

• Starting construction of a new 16-mile, 230 kV transmission line from a substation in Howell to a substation in Neptune. The project includes installing five one-ton circuit breakers.

• Upgrading more than 90 distribution circuits in a variety of communities to enhance service reliability. We will be adding animal guards, spacer cable, fuses, reclosers and new wire, which is expected to reduce outages on distribution circuits that serve 180,000 JCP&L customers.

• Completing flood protection measures and installing monitoring devices at 19 substations.

• Performing infrared scans on more than 358 circuits to detect equipment in need of replacement and proactively perform the work.

We’re committed to providing safe, reliable service at a reasonable cost to our customers and will continue to responsibly invest in projects that support this key objective. For more information about our energizing the future initiative and transmission projects in your area, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/transmission.