$17M in LITE projects on JCP&L docket


Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will invest another nearly $200 million in 2013 as part of its ongoing efforts to improve service reliability, expand and strengthen its existing infrastructure, and continue rebuilding efforts in communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

"In addition to the $200 million we invested last year and the hundreds of millions spent on JCP&L's infrastructure during the Hurricane Sandy restoration effort, we are making a substantial investment this year to continue to improve the quality of service we provide our customers," said Don Lynch, president of JCP&L. "These infrastructure investments are designed to improve day-to-day service reliability now, along with ensuring our system is ready for future load growth."

The multi-year Local Infrastructure and Transmission Enhancement (LITE) program began in 2011 and represents an additional $200 million investment by JCP&L. For 2013, JCP&L has more than $17 million of LITE projects scheduled for completion.

Under the company's service reliability program, major projects scheduled for this year include completing a new substation, building new circuits, replacing underground cables, inspecting and replacing utility poles and ongoing vegetation management programs.

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