It has been more than a year since parts of Howell were left in the dark for close to a week or more as a result of Hurricane Sandy. JCP&L recently announced system improvements that will work to keep the lights on in the township.
The work is aimed to help customers in Howell and Marlboro and included replacing a transformer and installing five more lightning arrestors and two insulators. A press release from the company said the work is being done “to help limit the frequency and duration of power outages.”
In 2013 JCP&L reported spending more than $2.5 million to upgrade 90 circuits throughout northern and central New Jersey and $200 in overall work in the state. “Circuit upgrades are an important part of the work we do each year to help improve our service reliability,” said Tony Hurley, Vice President of Operations for the utility.
Hurley said circuits throughout the company’s 13 county service area have been evaluated and in some cases replaced with the “latest and most advanced equipment on our system to help provide our customers the quality service they expect and deserve.”