JCP&L gets nod to build high-voltage line in Morris County

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The state yesterday approved plans to build a high-voltage transmission line through parts of Morris County by Jersey Central Power & Light, the latest in a series of projects aimed at enhancing the reliability of the power grid.

The seven-mile transmission line, running through East Hanover, Parsippany, and Montville, won approval from the New Jersey Board of Utilities. When originally proposed, the project was estimated to cost $35 million, according to the utility.

JCP&L and other utilities are being pressed to modernize an aging power grid by state regulators and operators of the regional power grid, PJM Interconnection …

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