MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 25, 2016 -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has updated its Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) website with a new educational infographic and answers to additional questions the company has received from the public. 

The MCRP website, www.monmouthreliability.com, launched in mid-May in conjunction with JCP&L's announcement of the proposed transmission project.  It is designed to provide frequent project updates and ongoing dialogue with residents and local officials.  To date, more than 6,000 visitors have used the site.           

The website explains the critical need for the new transmission line, details the benefits to Monmouth County residents and businesses, and answers common questions about the project.  Interested parties can contact JCP&L representatives through the website to ask more specific questions, an option that has resulted in responses to more than 300 inquiries since the site's launch.

The MCRP website now features answers to a total of 20 frequently-asked questions, including four that were recently added in response to the company's ongoing discussions with the public.  The additional information addresses JCP&L's efforts to minimize impacts on the community, outlines the company's process for designing the transmission poles, and links to a study by the grid operator that concludes the proposed line is necessary for service reliability.  This information is complemented by a new infographic that visually depicts the need for the project and its benefits to the community. 

The MCRP is a new 230-kV transmission line, substation enhancement and modern technology upgrade that will result in a stronger and more modern electrical system benefitting nearly 214,000 JCP&L customers in Monmouth County.  Currently, an electricity disruption between Aberdeen and Red Bank would result in a significant power outage affecting customers across the county.  The proposed transmission line provides an additional supply of electricity into the area, enhancing reliability for our Monmouth County customers.

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 www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com.

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