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Jersey Central Power & Light starts building new substation project in New Jersey.

International Resource News-March 22, 2016--Jersey Central Power & Light starts building new substation project in New Jersey

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International Resource News - 22 March 2016

Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has commenced construction on a new substation project in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

The project is intended to help improve service reliability for more than 180,000 customers in Colts Neck, Howell, Neptune, Tinton Falls and Wall. It includes constructing a new 16-mile, 230-kilovolt transmission line along existing right-of-way with steel pole construction to connect JCP&L substations in Howell and Neptune. An existing 230-kV transmission line connecting substations in Colts Neck and Neptune will be rebuilt using steel poles instead of the current wooden structures. The work will also include installing new equipment in these substations, including circuit breakers and remote-control communications equipment.

Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power & Light, said, 'This transmission project will make our system in Monmouth County more resilient and help meet the growing demand for electricity in the region. Along with the greater redundancies provided by the new transmission line, the high-tech substation devices we plan to install will give us the ability to operate the system remotely, automatically resetting the equipment instead of having to send a line crew to investigate the cause of the problem.'

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