In an effort to improve service to local customers JCP&L will be performing upgrades on their equipment on Tuesday which could cause outages for residents and businesses in the area.
Performing what Area Manager Gerry Ricciardi called a “conversion project,” the utility will be upgrading voltage in the area from 4160 volts to 7200 volts. Ricciardi said the project has been going on for a few months and has included new utility poles on Spring Street.
Other parts of the project have included new primary and secondary wires, switches in new locations and tree trimming where needed. “We’re going to improve reliability and provide additional flexibility including a circuit tie to Hudson Manor and the Rug Mill,” Ricciardi said.
Tuesday’s work is the final step in the project and Ricciardi said the work will cause temporary outages between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. He estimated close to 90 customers would be affected by outages as a result of the work. Those who will experience outages should be contacted through a reverse 911 call from the utility prior to the work getting underway.