JCP&L to Host Open Houses for Monmouth County Reliability Project

Proposed MCRP Will Enhance Reliability and Meet Growing Demand for Electricity

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 26, 2016 -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will hold three open house events for community members to learn more about its proposed $75-million Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP).  JCP&L will provide additional information about the project and answer questions at:

  • Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft on June 7, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • VFW Post 2179, 1 Veterans Lane in Port Monmouth on June 8, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • North Centerville Volunteer Fire Company, 372 Middle Road in Hazlet on June 8, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The MCRP has been proposed to enhance service and modernize the electric system.  The proposed project includes a new 10-mile, 230-kilovolt transmission line and substation enhancements that will benefit nearly 214,000 customers in Monmouth County.  Modern technology will allow JCP&L to monitor and respond to customer power needs.

The proposed transmission line will feature sleek monopoles, rather than the bulky lattice-style towers that were used in the past.  It will use an existing public use right-of-way already containing electrical equipment servicing New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast rail line.  Following necessary approvals, the MCRP will provide approximately 245 temporary jobs while it is being built between June 2017 and June 2019.

For additional information about the MCRP, visit or call 855-277-9332.

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at, or online at

CONTACT: Stephanie Walton, (330) 384-2528

Last Modified: July 19, 2017