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JCP&L Better Prepared for Storms, Representative Says

New power outage maps, communication systems and laptops for workers enhance communication. It’s been nearly a year since the last October’s snowstorm hit during Halloween weekend, and since then, JCP&L has improved its communication technology to better prepare for other storms, the utility company said.  Continue reading

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JCP&L Adds Laptop Computers in Trucks to Improve Maintenance Service

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 21, 2012 — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is adding laptop computers to more than 400 line trucks and support vehicles to improve maintenance service and manage repair work more efficiently. The $5 million project is expected to be completed by next spring. Crews using the new laptop computers will be […]

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JCP&L Offering Education Grants for the 2012-2013 School Year

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is offering education grants of up to $500 for creative classroom projects planned for the 2012-2013 school year. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants are awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The grants are […]

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JCP&L Welcomes 36 New Line and Substation Workers

Workforce Additions Part of Commitment to Continuous Improvement in Customer Service MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) recently hired 36 new line and substation workers to work out of service centers and substations across the company’s service territory. The new employees are teamed with seasoned crews performing maintenance […]

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JCP&L Ranked in Top 10 for New Solar Installations

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has been identified as one of the top 10 utility companies in the nation for the installation of new solar power within its service area. A report by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) ranks JCP&L sixth with 53 megawatts (MW) of […]

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JCP&L puts outage data in customers’ hands

To address complaints from its 1 million ratepayers about its response system for last year’s storms, Jersey Central Power & Light has launched a web-based power outage mapping tool to give customers and politicians access to real-time reported data on outages from their desktops, smartphones and mobile devices. Read More

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JCP&L Conducting Aerial Inspections to Enhance Service Reliability

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is conducting aerial inspections of its overhead transmission power lines in northern and central New Jersey as part of the company’s $200 million investment this year to improve service reliability. The aerial patrols – which began March 4 and will continue through […]

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Jersey Central Power & Light to Invest Nearly $200 Million in 2012 to Enhance Customers’ Service Reliability

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to invest nearly $200 million this year on projects designed to improve service reliability and help meet the increasing demand for electricity in northern and central New Jersey. “The substantial investments we plan to make this year and in the future […]

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JCP&L Rates to Drop 3 Percent; BPU Approves Decrease

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Electric rates for residential customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will be reduced by $114 million annually beginning March 1, 2012. The decrease will total about 3 percent or $41.22 a year for the average residential customer using 650 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity a month. […]

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FirstEnergy, Citing Impact of Environmental Regulations, Will Retire Six Coal-Fired Power Plants

Plants Located in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced today that its generation subsidiaries will retire six older coal-fired power plants located in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland by September 1, 2012. The decision to close the plants is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

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