$359 Million to be Spent in 2017 in Jersey Central Power & Light Service Area to Strengthen Electric System

33f2ded39cca671ef6e6_Screen_Shot_2017-03-06_at_11.55.52_AM.jpg
33f2ded39cca671ef6e6_Screen_Shot_2017-03-06_at_11.55.52_AM.jpg

As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the durability and flexibility of its electric transmission and distribution systems, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to invest  $359 million during 2017 on infrastructure projects and other work to enhance reliability across its 13 county northern and central New Jersey service area.  

Major projects scheduled for 2017 include finishing construction of a new 16- mile, 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Monmouth County, building a new 34.5 kV power line in Monmouth County and installing new communication equipment across the JCP&L service area to help enhance remote-control capability.  Other scheduled work includes 94 circuit upgrades, and replacing breakers and other voltage-regulating equipment. 

“Our customers have benefited from the continuous investments and enhancements made over the past decade to JCP&L’s transmission and distribution systems,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L.  “During that time nearly $3 billion has been invested to strengthen our electric system.  In addition to the improved service reliability, the infrastructure work is designed to accommodate future growth in New Jersey’s economy.”

Projects scheduled for 2017 include:

  • Completing construction of a new 16-mile, 230 kV transmission line from a substation in Howell to a substation in Neptune, and installing five one-ton circuit breakers at a cost of about $24 million.
  • Installing new high-speed communication equipment across the JCP&L service area at a cost of $11.6 million to help enhance the remote operation of the electric system.
  • Upgrading more than 90 distribution circuits to enhance service reliability at a cost of $4.7 million.
  • Upgrading transmission protective devices, circuit breakers and other equipment across the JCP&L service area at a cost of $5.4 million.  This equipment automatically disconnects from the system when a problem is detected to reduce the length of an outage and the number of customers that are affected. 
  • Adding a new 34.5 kV transmission line in Eatontown at a cost of $4.8 million.
  • Installing new 230 kV circuit breakers at a substation in Matawan at a cost of $2.1 million.
  • Replacing switches at substations in Jefferson Township and Sayreville at a cost of $1.4 million.
  • Replacing underground distribution cables in multiple areas.
  • Inspecting and proactively replacing, if needed, more than 27,800 utility poles.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

New Providence Recreation Offers Adult Summer Programs

June 20, 2018

New Providence Recreation is accepting registrations for adult evening and daytime programs that run June 25th – August 31st.  Most of the eight to nine-week sessions are under $65; several programs are free for NP residents!  All levels of fitness and those returning to exercise are welcome.

Programs are offered starting at 6 a.m.. If you are seeking weight loss, core body ...

Summit Community Blood Drive is Sunday; First 50 donors Will Get a Free Union Theater Movie Pass

The weather may have just started to warm up, but New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is already urging the public to donate blood as we head into the summer months.  With schools closing and vacations scheduled, less people donate blood from June through August but transfusions are still needed for local patients.   

“We’re especially thankful to our dedicated donors ...

Union County College Hires New Dean of Humanities

CRANFORD – Dr. Melissa R. Sande is the new Dean of Humanities for Union County College. Dr. Sande joined Union in the fall of 2013 as a full-time instructor of English. She has more than ten years of teaching experience and has previously served as a program coordinator, writing tutor, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Humanities, Dr. Sande will be responsible for the supervision ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

June 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_946d04346cba30ae4cb8_st._huberts_3

Wed, June 20, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Wed, June 20, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness , New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_9b6d72bb10d15de52ffa_pilates-mat-pic

Wed, June 20, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_c64d737a46240c5e09c6_lean_technique_woman

Wed, June 20, 9:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Lean, Cardio, Strength, Tone and Stretch

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_c64d737a46240c5e09c6_lean_technique_woman

Wed, June 20, 9:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Cardio Sculpt Express

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Wed, June 20, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

What's Hot and What's Not

Summer is a great time to take a step back, sip a cool beverage, and take a look at what’s going on in the world of college admissions.  Departments use the summer to evaluate how their year went and plan on any changes they want to make for the fall.  Did they over-enroll? Under-enroll?  What application materials were useful to them?  Which were redundant or time ...