MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $1.7 million cable replacement project in Springfield Township, Union County, adding resiliency to the electric system and enhancing reliability for customers in the area.
The work, which was performed by JCP&L transmission and mobile construction crews, included installing 30 new utility poles, adding new transformers, capacitors and fuses and stringing more than 4,000 feet of wire. The project started in September and was completed in April.
"This project makes our system in the Springfield Township area more resilient, which is especially beneficial to critical customers such as Overlook Hospital and New Jersey Transit," said Tony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. "By doing proactive upgrades like this one, our goal is to enhance service reliability and further minimize the duration and frequency of potential service interruptions."
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). 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 JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com.
Editor's Note: Photos of work on the project are available for download on Flickr.
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.