JCP&L to invest $4.5 million in distribution line upgrades

Written By: Stratton Report
June 24, 2016

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On June 24, JCP&L announced it had completed upgrades on 15 major distribution lines, part of its plan to invest $4.5 million to enhance the reliability of nearly 100 distribution lines across northern and central New Jersey. The lines are located in Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset and Warren counties.

Tony Hurley, vice president of Operations for JCP&L noted:

“Our circuit upgrade program helps enhance service reliability by modernizing our distribution system with equipment that can help prevent or reduce the duration of service interruptions for our customers. These proactive investments helped JCP&L achieve its best service reliability record in more than a decade last year, including a 33 percent reduction in system outage duration and a 19 percent improvement in customer restoration times. In addition, our tree trimming and vegetation management programs have reduced tree-related outages more than 38 percent.”

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.