The following information has been received from Jersey Central Power & Light regarding changes they propose to implement in Montville Township:
Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy company, invites you and members of the community to learn more about the Montville - Whippany Reinforcement Project at open houses on November 13th and November 14th.
The proposed project will add a new 230 kV (kilovolt) transmission line between JCP&L's Montville Substation in Montville and the Whippany Substation in East Hanover. The project will reinforce the existing 230 kV transmission system, provide redundancy and reduce the likelihood of potential outages to lower voltage circuits and substations in this portion of JCP&L's service area. It is part of JCP&L's Local Infrastructure and Transmission Enhancement (LITE) Program, a $200 million, multiyear comprehensive reliability plan.
JCP&L's preferred route for the Montville - Whippany project is approximately 7 miles in length and would primarily be constructed within or adjacent to existing transmission rights-of-way in Morris County through Montville, Parsippany and East Hanover. JCP&L is also considering alternate segments along a portion of the route. The attached fact sheet identifies the location of the preferred route and alternate segments.
JCP&L will hold two open houses at the Holiday Inn Parsippany, located at 707 Route 46 East in Parsippany. The first open house will be held on Wednesday, November 13th from 6 to 8 PM. The second open house will be held on Thursday, November 14th from 10 AM to noon. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, review the proposals for the Montville - Whippany Reinforcement Project and ask questions.
PJM Interconnection, the Regional Transmission Organization that coordinates the movement of electricity and oversees transmission system reliability in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia, requires this project to be in place by June 2017. PJM's assessment is based on existing conditions, previous area outages and the potential for future demand on the system.
If you are unable to attend either of these meetings, please feel free to submit inquiries, questions or comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 1-800-589-2837.
Fact Sheet - Preferred and Alternate Routes