Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed thermovision inspections on 300 circuits on its distribution system across northern and central New Jersey. The inspections feature thermographic cameras and serve to detect potential problems on wires and other equipment that cannot be observed during regular visual inspections.

Thermovision cameras capture infrared images of distribution lines exiting substations and where fuses are located on poles. The images are downloaded to a computer and reviewed. The infrared technology shows heat on a color scale, with brighter or “hot spots” indicating potential problems. As a result of the inspections, JCP&L identified and corrected nearly 100 potential problems.

21291856522_f88e442f9c_zJCP&L conducts the thermovision inspections on all of its circuits on a four-year cycle. The inspections are part of JCP&L’s previously announced plans to spend $267 million in 2015 to help enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future growth.

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at, or online at

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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