Jersey Central Power & Light has completed a $4.8 million transmission system reinforcement project in Eatontown to enhance customer service reliability for more than 4,000 customers in the Monmouth County area.
The work included installing a 1.6-mile section of transmission line on 70 new poles between existing substations in Eatontown. In addition, equipment was upgraded on existing distribution lines along the route.
The project also involved adding new substation equipment, including a circuit breaker and new protective relay devices designed to remotely monitor operations. If needed, the circuit breakers or other relay devices can be reset automatically to help reduce the duration and number of customers affected if an outage occurs.
"The project strengthens the transmission system and supports the distribution and delivery of electricity to Eatontown area residents and businesses," said Mark Jones, JCP&L vice president of Operations. "This important infrastructure enhancement project was completed in a timely and efficient manner to deliver the safe and reliable service our customers expect and deserve."
The work in Eatontown is part of JCP&L's previously announced plans to spend about $359 million in 2017 on projects and other work to enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future load growth in its 13-county northern and central New Jersey service area.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp . JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow online at www.jcp-l.com