Jersey Central Power & Light completes a $4.8 million transmission system reinforcement project in Eatontown. The purpose– to enhance customer service reliability for more than 4-thousand customers in the Monmouth County area.
The work included installing a 1.6 mile section of transmission line on 70 new poles between existing substations in Eatontown. In addition, equipment was upgraded on existing distribution lines along the route.
The project also involved adding new substation equipment. That includes a new circuit breaker and new protective relay devices designed to remotely monitor operations. If needed, the circuit breakers or other relay devices can be reset automatically to help reduce the duration and number of customers affected it an outage occurs.
The work in Eatontown is part of JCP&L’s previously announced plans to spend about $359 million in 2017 on projects and other work to enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future load growth in its 13 county New Jersey service area.