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2014-09-12 12:21:57

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is enhancing electrical service reliability for nearly 6,000 Morris County, New Jersey, customers through new technology installed as part of a Department of Energy Smart Grid program. These improvements are expected to reduce both the numbers of customers affected and length of service interruptions by up to 30 percent. Under the program, JCP&L has installed 15 advanced recloser...

2014-08-14 16:22:54

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $2 million substation upgrade in Wrightstown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Burlington County. The upgrade included installing two five ton, 230 kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers and connecting them to existing substation equipment. The new circuit breakers provide greater operational flexibility and resiliency for the...

2014-07-30 16:23:53

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help prevent tree-related outages, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors trimmed trees in more than 60 communities in July. Under the guidance of JCP&L's foresters, tree contractors have trimmed about 2,000 miles of electric lines in northern and central New Jersey year-to-date, with an additional 1,500 miles expected to be completed by year end....

2014-07-22 16:22:18

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife recently banded four American Kestrel chicks at a nest box located at the South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hillsborough, New Jersey. This marks the second consecutive year the three organizations have partnered to help boost the population of this threatened species. "American Kestrel...

2014-07-18 12:22:24

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Monmouth County. The work is part of JCP&L's previously announced plans to invest $251 million in 2014 on service reliability enhancements and other work, including its "Energizing the Future" transmission...

2014-07-02 08:23:21

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season. JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be...

2014-06-18 16:22:06

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has named Raemon Mallin as manager of Emergency Preparedness. In addition to being JCP&L's main liaison with federal, state and local emergency preparedness organizations, Mallin also will oversee several new preparedness initiatives designed to help ensure the company continues to respond quickly and effectively to emergency events, including weather-related system damages. "Rae's...

2014-05-28 16:22:12

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the upcoming hot summer months expected to produce higher electric demand, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed numerous projects and inspections across its 13-county service area that are intended to enhance service reliability. The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and modernizing distribution equipment, and trimming trees along nearly 1,500 miles of distribution and...

2014-05-16 12:23:41

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) employees recently conducted a training drill to further improve the company's service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region. As part of the training, JCP&L tested its Incident Command System (ICS) plan in response to mock "Hurricane Sigma." ICS is a nationally recognized and accepted emergency management process used by all levels of...

2014-05-14 16:23:36

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has named Vicky Thiel manager of its Dover Line Shop. Her new responsibilities include supervising 40 line workers and other personnel who help maintain safe and reliable service to customers in the northwest portion of Morris County. Managing a line shop is a key operations position at JCP&L. Overall, JCP&L has 14 line shops, including six in its northern New Jersey service area...


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