About The Project

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.

The $37.5 million project is part of Energizing the Future, JCP&L’s $250 million, multi-year transmission reliability program throughout its service area.

JCP&L will utilize an existing transmission corridor along most of the route, which will reduce the line’s overall impact on communities and property owners.

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 that could impact electric service to customers by 2017. When completed, the new line will afford JCP&L greater flexibility for rerouting power and bringing additional electrical capacity to the area.

Why is this project necessary?

The Montville – Whippany Reinforcement Project will support the community during times of service disruption or peak energy usage to enhance service reliability, add redundancy to the system and meet the growing demand for power.

How does this project benefit local residents?

The redundancy provided by this line reinforces the service to more than 80,000 customers. This new line allows JCP&L to effectively reroute energy to better service customers in Morris and Sussex counties and reduce the frequency and duration of outages.

Proposed schedule 

November 10, 2014 JCP&L hosted two additional open house meetings
March 2015 JCP&L filed petition with the NJ Board of Public Utilities seeking approval of the project
June 2015 Permit was filed with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
September 2016 Permitting complete and construction begins
June 2017 Required in-service date