Morristown, N.J., September 20, 2012 — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will perform aerial inspections of its overhead transmission power lines in northern and central New Jersey beginning September 24 and concluding October 2, weather permitting.
The patrols are done twice each year to identify areas where maintenance to JCP&L's transmission system is needed to address potential problems. The patrols also assist the company's vegetation management program, which is designed to keep trees away from power lines and prevent tree-related outages.
During the inspections, helicopters will hover in areas near substations and transmission lines. The aerial inspections are a part of JCP&L's $200 million 2012 investment to improve reliability and meet the increased demand for electricity.