Those power lines are operated by a different electric utility that does not serve the communities in this area. That existing infrastructure benefits other areas of the state. This project will maintain the reliability of service and benefit JCP&L customers in Morris and Sussex counties.
The redundancy provided by this line reinforces the service to more than 80,000 customers in Montville and the surrounding communities. This new line allows JCP&L to effectively reroute energy to better service customers in Montville and the surrounding communities and reduce the frequency and duration of outages.