Jersey Central Power & Light plans to spend $357 million dollars in 2018 on infrastructure projects and other work to enhance customer reliability across its 13 county service areas in New Jersey– including the area in and around the Jersey Shore.
Major projects in 2018 include replacing remote-controlled substation equipment used to monitor and respond to grid conditions in areas such as Monmouth County. Other work includes upgrading distribution circuit breakers and more than 90 circuit upgrades, and enhancing security systems at seven substations. Here at the Jersey Shore, another project includes adding new equipment to increase capacity at a substation in Ocean County.
These enhancements are intended to minimize the duration and frequency of service interruptions customers might experience.