MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Early this week Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) initiated it storm response plan to prepare for the possibility of a severe summer storm this weekend or possible heat-related outages. Conditions on JCP&L's system are normal and customers have not experienced any extended power outages.
JCP&L remains on high alert and continues to staff to respond in the event the area experiences any severe storms this weekend. "We have implemented our storm rotations, assigned personnel to their storm roles, and are prepared to respond should power outages occur," said Don Lynch, president, JCP&L. "In addition to preparing our line and substation workers, hazard responders, support personnel and storm analysts, we have also arranged for additional forestry crews to assist should we experience tree related outages."
For updated information on the company's preparation efforts, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, go to www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers can also report outages and view timely, accurate and easy-to-use outage information through JCP&L's "24/7 Power Center" maps, accessible on desktops, smart phones and mobile devices at outages at www.jcp-l.com. JCP&L will also provide updates via Twitter @JCP_L. Outages may also be reported by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), or 1-800-545-7738.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.