Jersey Central Power & Light announced Tuesday that it has completed several projects in its service area in preparation for the summer.JCP&L said the work was part of a plan to spend about $267 million this year on enhancements to maintain its electrical system and meet future load growth.
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“Targeting the completion of significant enhancements, upgrades and repairs each year prior to the start of the summer season provides a robust electrical system and delivers quality service,” James Fakult, JCP&L’s president, said in a prepared statement. “The projects we have completed increase the reliability and flexibility of our system as the summer season arrives and consumers use more electricity.”
The projects include:
The utility also said it is inspecting more than 757 miles of transmission lines in its service area, using helicopter patrols for visual examinations, as well as “thermovision” cameras for infrared imaging checks.
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