Today’s electric technology is the lifeblood of business and a staple of our daily lives; whether it’s business or pleasure, we rely on it.

The energy that powers our communities keeps our big screen televisions on, charges our smartphones, tablets and laptops to keep us connected to friends, family and commerce, and keeps the air conditioning on during humid summer nights.

The Montville – Whippany Reinforcement Project is a proposed 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that will connect existing electric substations in East Hanover and Montville to enhance service reliability, add redundancy and meet the growing demand for power in northern New Jersey. By adding an additional 230 kV line into the Montville substation, in the event of a transmission disruption or during periods of great demand, this line can reroute energy to help reduce the frequency and duration of outages.

The project is part of JCP&L’s Energizing the Future initiative, a $250 million, multi-year transmission reliability program throughout its service area. JCP&L is constructing the project in response to directives from PJM Interconnection, the regional electric grid operator, which has notified JCP&L to address reliability issues.

JCP&L worked with local residents and officials to establish a proposed route for this line that will minimize impact to residents, businesses, schools and the environment. We hope you’ll use this website to learn more about the project.

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

Q: Why is this project necessary?
A: JCP&L is constructing the project in response to directives from PJM Interconnection, the regional electric grid operator, which has notified JCP&L to address reliability issues.

The project is part of Energizing the Future, JCP&L’s $250 million, multi-year transmission reliability program throughout its service area. Specifically, the Montville-Whippany Reinforcement Project will address reliability issues that could impact service to more than 80,000 customers.

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