"The new breakers provide additional protection for the substation and allows circuits to be switched quickly should an interruption occur," said Anthony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. "The project strengthens the transmission system and supports the distribution and delivery of electricity to Mercer County residents and businesses."
This project is part of JCP&L's previously announced $387 million infrastructure investment in 2016 and is one of several included in JCP&L's "Energizing the Future" initiative to expand and enhance its transmission system in northern and central New Jersey to provide better service reliability for customers.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million 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 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL.
Editor's Note: Photos of the new breaker and disconnect switch are available for download on Flickr.
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.