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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown, N.J., to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Monmouth County.

The work is part of JCP&L's previously announced plans to invest $251 million this year on service reliability enhancements and other work, including its "Energizing the Future" transmission projects.

JCP&L says the substation expansion included adding major equipment: a 120-ton, 230 kV transformer; a five-ton, 230 kV circuit breaker; and two two-ton, 34.5 kV circuit breakers. In addition, a new control building was constructed at the substation.

"The work we have done to enhance our infrastructure is expected to benefit more than 170,000 customers in Monmouth County," comments Anthony Hurley, JCP&L’s vice president of operations. "By expanding the substation and adding transmission connections, our system will be more resilient and will provide us with more options to help shorten the duration of power outages, if they occur."

In addition, a new 34.5 kV sub-transmission line to Oceanport has been completed, and JCP&L plans to build a second line to serve the area near the Monmouth Mall and will connect it to the Eatontown Substation within the next year.


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