US-based Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has proposed to build a 230kV transmission line in Monmouth County, New Jersey, to add redundancy to the system and meet the growing demand for electricity.
The proposed 16 mile long Oceanview Reinforcement Project is expected to be built for a cost of $44.5m in Monmouth County and pass through Colts Neck, Howell, Neptune, Tinton Falls, and Wall.
JCP&L’s new power line is expected to run between the existing Larrabee Substation in Howell and the existing Oceanview Substation in Neptune.
The power line will be built as part of the company’s $200m multiyear comprehensive reliability plan, Local Infrastructure and Transmission Enhancement Program.
JCP&L is expected to file a petition for the project with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities by December 2013.
PJM Interconnection (PJM), the regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of electricity and oversees reliability in all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia, has said that the project should be built and be in service by June 2017.
PJM’s evaluation is based on existing and projected system conditions and the potential for future demand on the system.
The company will hold open houses for the Oceanview Reinforcement Project on 24 June and 25 June.