Monday, March 25, 2013
Project to bring power from Riverdale substation to Butler designed to improve service reliability.
Monday, March 25
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) employees Allen Frey, Dan Fritz and Richard Bowles discuss installation of a new breaker at the Riverdale substation as part of the construction of a new 34.5 kilovolt power line to Butler in Morris County. The $3 million project is designed to improve service reliability and meet the growing electrical demand in the area. The breaker is a safety device to help protect JCP&L equipment, and prevent potential power outages. It performs the same function as a circuit breaker in a home.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Utility details preparation efforts.
Jersey Central Power & Light has summoned more than 120 utility workers from Ohio and secured 120 tree contractor crews to help the utility company fix any power outages that may be caused by an approaching storm, the company has announced. Forecasters say the storm could bring several inches of snow and strong wind gusts. JCP&L, which has 1.1 million customers in 13 counties in New Jersey, said in a news release crews are ready to work around-the-clock if needed. JCP&L also is communicating with emergency management, state and local officials about its storm preparation efforts, and has added weather advisory information to its 24/7 Power Center, which shows power outages in the state. Well water and life support customers are being …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Company will replace utility poles and trim trees near equipment.
Jersey Central Power & Light will invest $200 million this year to improve its infrastructure in North Jersey, the company announced Thursday. Local improvements include building a new distribution circuit to improve power to customers in the Butler-Riverdale area. This will help protect against future power losses. The upgrade is part of JCP&L’s $2.5 million investment to improve 90 such circuits. The upgrades are slated to improve service to 100,000 North Jersey customers. Utility poles will be inspected and replaced as needed. Inspections will begin in the spring. Work will be completed throughout the fall. The company will also trim trees near poles and other structures to reduce the risk of them getting damaged. North Jersey residents…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Company's president to meet with Board of Public Utilities in Basking Ridge.
The president of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and members of the Board of Public Utilities will appear in Basking Ridge at a public meeting Monday to discuss the utility's response to Superstorm Sandy. The state Board of Public Utilities issued a notice that the meeting will be held to solicit public comment on JCP&L's preparedness and responsiveness before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the auditorium in the William Annin Middle School, 70 Quincy Road, Basking Ridge. A second hearing will be held on Dec. 18 at the Hopatcong Middle School, 1 David Road, from 4 to 7 p.m. The notice said additional hearings would be scheduled in December and in 2013.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
JCP&L to evaluate where maintenance is needed on overhead transmission lines.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will begin inspections on all overhead transmission lines on Sept. 24. Inspections are expected to last until Oct. 2, depending on weather. The inspections are part of the company's $200 million program to meet the increased demands of electricity and increase reliability in 2012. During the inspections, helicopters may be seen hovering near transmission lines and substations. JCP&L does the overhead inspections twice a year to identify areas in need of maintenance and trims trees that may be in danger of impacting the power lines.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Customer to Board of Public Utilities: 'We're dealing with a company that's been failing for years.'
To hear the Morris County residents attending a Board of Public Utilities hearing on the response following Hurricane Irene tell their stories, the company's widely-publicized communication problems are only part of the issue. For many of the nearly 80 residents on hand at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Morris Plains Tuesday, the power outages following the storm were not only predictable, but expected. While the tri-boro utilizes Butler Electric and not Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), talk of the company's response during Hurricane Irene trickled into Kinnelon and Bloomingdale last month. Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins spoke about the impressive job Butler Electric did during the storm at the council's Sept. 8 …