Morristown-based Jersey Central Power & Light announced Monday it plans to build a $10 million substation expansion in West Amwell Township to enhance service reliability and meet growing electricity demands in the area.
The expansion, according to JCP&L, involves adding new 230-kilovolt circuit breakers, transformers and other equipment to the existing Rocktown Substation.
"The Rocktown Substation project will benefit more than 75,000 customers in Hunterdon County and Hopewell Township in Mercer County," Anthony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of operations, said in a prepared statement. "Having another power source adds resiliency to our system and allows switching to other circuits, which is expected to shorten power outages if they occur. Thanks to the cooperation from West Amwell Township, we expect the project to be in service by the end of the year."
According to the announcement, the West Amwell Planning Board recently granted JCP&L preliminary permission for the expansion project.
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