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March 27, 2015 8:03 AM ET

Electric Utilities

Company Overview of Jersey Central Power & Light Company

Company Overview

Jersey Central Power & Light Company operates as an electric public utility company in New Jersey. It provides transmission and distribution services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the northern, western, and east central New Jersey. It also has an ownership interest in a hydroelectric generating facility. The company was founded in 1925 and is based in Akron, Ohio. Jersey Central Power & Light Company operates as a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

76 South Main Street

Akron, OH 44308

United States

Founded in 1925



Key Executives for Jersey Central Power & Light Company

Age: 50
Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Controller
Age: 56
Chief Executive Officer of Firstenergy Corp and President of Firstenergy Corp
Age: 62
Senior Vice President, Director and President of Firstenergy Utilities
Age: 58
Vice President of External Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Jersey Central Power & Light Company Key Developments

Jersey Central Power & Light Company Plans to Invest about $267 Million on Projects

Jersey Central Power & Light has announced plans to invest about $267 million on projects and other work to enhance electrical system in its 13-county New Jersey service area. Utility poles also will be inspected and replaced, as needed, and tree trimming will be completed on more than 3,300 miles of distribution and transmission lines.

Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Brookdale Community College and Raritan Valley Community College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced that it is partnering with Brookdale Community College and Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) to reinstate and train the next generation of utility line and substation workers. The Power Systems Institute is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills at JCP&L training facilities with technical course work at the two colleges. Participating graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree with a focus on electric utility technology.

Jersey Central Power & Light Enhances Electrical Service Reliability in Morris County, New Jersey

Jersey Central Power & Light has announced that it is enhancing electrical service reliability in Morris County, New Jersey, through a new technology installed as part of a Department of Energy Smart Grid program. These improvements are expected to reduce both the numbers of customers affected and length of service interruptions by up to 30%. Under the program, JCP&L has installed 15 advanced recloser devices on three circuits in the Morris County communities of Bernards Township, Harding Township, Morristown and Morris Township. Reclosers are a type of circuit breaker that automatically restores power after momentary service interruptions caused by tree branches or other objects contacting overhead lines. The new system also gives JCP&L's Regional Dispatch Office remote control access to the equipment, allowing them to switch circuits to help reduce the length of power outages.

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