We understand that customers are expecting more from their electric utilities and it’s our job to provide the power they need. The Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) is a new, 10-mile, 230-kV transmission line on an existing right-of-way between the energy substations in Aberdeen and Red Bank.
- The project will provide a stronger and more modern electrical system benefitting nearly 214,000 customers in Monmouth County. In addition to the new transmission line, it includes substation enhancements and modern technology upgrades.
- Our proposed plan features modern technologies that deliver real-time information about system conditions so we can better monitor and respond to customer power needs. It will also provide an extra layer of reliability to help reduce the length and frequency of service disruptions and help us deliver the dependable power our customers require.
- Working to minimize impacts on the community, our plan calls for the new transmission line to be built on an existing public use right-of-way on land already containing electrical equipment supporting the New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast rail line.
- The proposed transmission line will use sleek monopoles, rather than the bulky lattice-style towers that were used in the past.
- This project is necessary to bring our customers the level of service they want and expect, and the expert agrees. PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of electricity and oversees reliability in all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia, has identified this transmission line as necessary, and it should be built to continue to provide JCP&L customers with dependable electric service.
- The MCRP will provide approximately 245 jobs while it is being built between August 2017 and June 2019.
- We are doing everything we can to minimize expenses for this $111 million project, including building it above ground and using existing rights-of-way.
- We are just beginning this important process, and we value your feedback as we move forward. We will host a series of face-to-face open house events in local neighborhoods to share more information about the project and to hear your thoughts.
- Review Schedule: JCP&L filed a formal petition for MCRP with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on August 9, 2016. All documents are available for review by the public.
- Construction Schedule: Once approved, JCP&L anticipates construction will begin in August 2017. JCP&L will coordinate with communities to minimize impact as it works to complete the project by the June 2019 in-service date.
Preliminary Project Timeline
BPU Filing Summer 2016
Construction Begins August 2017
Phase 1 of Construction Completed June 2018
Phase 2 of Construction Completed June 2019
In-Service Date June 2019
|Monmouth County Reliability Project:
· Building a 230-kV transmission line
For more information, visit www.monmouthreliability.com or call 855-277-9332.