JCP&L Announces Summer Maintenance Programs
JCP&L is inspecting circuits and equipment, performing preventive and corrective maintenance, and thermovisioning circuits to proactively identify and address potential issues. These summer preparedness activities include substation and distribution facilities and are anticipated to be done prior to the end of May.
JCP&L conducts their Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrol from April through September each year. Vegetation Management Aerial inspections are scheduled during the April through September time frame on an annual basis and cover all transmission facilities system-wide. Patrols consist of a Forestry Specialist that accompanies the pilot to identify effectiveness of prior year’s herbicide application and identification of any conditions warranting further inspection from the ground and or corrective action.
Please be advised that Haverfield will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all JCP&L Transmission Lines, beginning May 20th and 21st, weather permitting. The pilot will be in communication with any local airports, when in their airspace. The helicopter will be flying at a speed of about 35-40 mph above or alongside the lines and may circle around for a closer inspection. The helicopter is black with tail number “N371EE”.
Please be advised that JCP&L's planned vegetation maintenance activities for the months of May, June, July, and August of 2019 will be in the following municipalities by the respective subcontractors:
Aspen Tree will be doing maintenance around our distribution and subtransmission lines in ; Freehold Twp,, Englishtown, Marlboro Twp., Monroe, and Millstone.
Davey Tree will be doing maintenance around our distribution lines in: Cranbury , Freehold Twp, Freehold Boro, Manalapan Twp, and Monroe Twp.
Additionally Davey Tree will be permissioning to remove branch overhangs as part of JCP&L's Reliability Plus enhanced vegetation maintenance. Overhangs around distribution facilities in: Colts Neck, E. Windsor, Hightstown, Manalapan, Marlboro, Millstone, and Old Bridge. Customers will be permissioned first and upon approval, overhangs removed accordingly.
For more, please visit JCP&L Website.