On August 9, 2016, Jersey Central Power & Light Company, “JCP&L,” filed a Verified Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities seeking approval for the construction of a new 230 kV transmission line between New Jersey Transit’s (“NJT”) existing Aberdeen substation and NJT’s existing Red Bank substation along with associated upgrades to JCP&L’s Taylor Lane substation, located in Middletown. JCP&L states that Project is necessary to address reliability issues that have been identified.
A Public Hearing was held on January 25, 2017 and the Office of Administrative Law has ordered that it be continued on March 29, 2017 at 5:30pm at Brookdale Community College – Collins Area, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738. Because this is a continuation of the initial public hearing, only members of the public who did not speak during the January 25, 2017 public hearing will have an opportunity to be heard at this public hearing. Written comments or statements may also be submitted directly to the Clerk of the Office of Administrative Law, 33 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.There has been opposition to this project from several of the affected municipalities as well as a citizen group called “Residents Against Giant Electric” or RAGE. A copy of their informational flyer is attached. Red Bank Borough, NJ