Measuring 15ft tall and weighing about five tons, the 230kV circuit breaker will help limit the frequency and duration of power outages and meet the increased demand for electricity in the Monmouth county area.

The project is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance customer service reliability.

It also includes adding two new distribution circuits from the Manalapan substation that will provide greater resiliency for JCP&L customers in the Manalapan and Millstone Township areas.

The circuit work comprise of adding new crossarms, fuses, and transformers on existing poles, along with installing protective equipment such as animal guards and lightning arrestors.

This project falls under JCP&L’s previously announced $251m infrastructure investment in 2014.

Image: JCP&L to set up new circuit breaker at Manalapan substation. Photo: courtesy of antpkr /