JCP&L Completes $10M Substation Expansion

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Morristown, completes a $10-million substation expansion project in West Amwell Township, adding resiliency to the electric system and enhancing reliability for customers in the surrounding area.

Benefiting 75,000 customers in Hunterdon County and the Hopewell Township area of Mercer County, the expanded substation includes:  a 120-ton transformer to convert voltage levels; four new circuit breakers to protect vital equipment; and technology to prevent widespread outages.  Crews also installed a new half-mile section of 230-kilovolt transmission line with five monopoles.

“Completing this project in advance of the high-demand summer season adds resiliency to the transmission system now and helps meet the growing demand for electricity in the long-term,” said Tony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations.  “The project was completed in a timely manner thanks to successful collaboration with local, county and state officials, ultimately benefitting local residents and businesses.”

The work is part of JCP&L’s previously-announced plans to spend about $267 million in 2015 to enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future growth in its 13-county service area.

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