USA, New Jersey: Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP & L) plans to build a $ 10 million substation expansion in West Amwell to enhance customer service reliability and meet the growing power demand in the area.
The enhancement project involves adding new power transformers, 230 kV circuit breakers, and other equipment to the existing Rocktown substation, reports NJ.
“Having another power source adds resiliency to our system and allows switching to other circuits, which is expected to shorten power outages if they occur. Thanks to the cooperation from West Amwell Township, we expect the project to be in service by the end of the year.” said Anthony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of operations.
This project is part of JCP & L’s previously announced $ 251 million infrastructure investment in 2014 to expand and enhance its transmission system in northern and central New Jersey to provide better service reliability for customers.