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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is conducting thermovision inspections of its electric distribution system.

According to the utility, the inspections utilize a thermographic camera to capture infrared images to help identify potential problems to electric distribution equipment. The process captures hot spots that may cause equipment failure, which could lead to power outages.

"Thermovision inspections enable us to review equipment on our infrastructure and proactively initiate additional upgrades above and beyond our annual operations and maintenance programs," explains Holly Kauffman, JCP&L vice president of operations.

JCP&L says the thermovision inspections are part of its $200 million investment to improve reliability and meet the increased demand for electricity.



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