Wednesday, February 6, 2013
This upgrade will improve the service of the electric system.
Wednesday, February 6
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has begun construction of an Englishtown-Manalapan transmission line upgrade which will be done within an existing JCP&L transmission corridor. The three mile upgrade also includes the removal of an 115kV line and the construction of a new 230 kV line, the Manalapan Township Committee has reported. The purpose of this upgrade is to improve the lasting reliability of the electric system in the region. Homeowners near the construction area will be notified; construction should begin this week. Construction crews will leave hangtags near the affected areas along the JCP&L right of way from the Englishtown substation to Route 33, the report stated. The Englishtown substation is located at the corner of …
Monday, December 3, 2012
This committee will help Manalapan be proactive in the event of a major power outage.
The Manalapan Township Committee will be forming a Utilities Committee that will have an ongoing communication with Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG). Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen proposed the idea at last week’s Township Committee meeting and it was unanimously approved by her colleagues. In light of Hurricane Sandy, Cohen said that this committee will ensure that there is an open dialogue between the Township and JCP&L and NJNG in order to deal with any issues that emerge, along with having the town be proactive. “I think that we need to look into our infrastructure,” Cohen said. JCP&L Manalapan representative Gerry Ricciardi will be going over the Township’s grids and meet with the Mayor in December. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Outages to increase as Sandy barrels towards the Shore
Update, 6 p.m.: Outages have reached 126,739 in Ocean County and 120,000 in Monmouth County. --- There are nearly 24,000 reported power outages in Monmouth and Ocean counties as of early Monday afternoon, according to a Jersey Central Power & Light map. As of early Monday afternoon, there were 23,559 outages reported in Monmouth and Ocean. However, there was no way to immediately learn if some without power have not reported it yet because they may have no means of communication without electricity. But according to the information available, the highest number of outages in one town in the two counties was Middletown, with 6,869. Another town with a high number of reported outages was Berkeley in southern Ocean County with 1,848. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Utility cautions that using generators can be dangerous
JCP&L is getting ready for Hurricane Sandy, with extra staff on standby and a lot of lessons learned. JCP&L clearly has not forgotten the criticism it took after Tropical Storm Irene ravaged New Jersey in August 2011. Utility officials learned from it, made a wide array of improvements in technology, communications and planning and they're ready to put that to the test, said JCP&L spokesman Ron Morano. "We've made improvements to how we provide customer information," Morano said, adding the company is doing all it can to prepare for Sandy and to plan on how to keep officials and residents informed and well-served. For starters, JCP&L is doing what everyone else is doing: closely watching weather forecasts, trying to figure out when and …