What is Jersey Central Power & Light?
Jersey Central Power & Light is the public electricity utility in central and northern New Jersey. It serves 1.1 million customers in all or part of 13 of the state’s 21 counties. It’s the default electricity supplier in these areas, but the market is deregulated, giving customers the choice of competing retail energy companies as well.
Jersey Central Power & Light is owned by FirstEnergy, an Akron-based energy company that supplies power to six million customers across 65,000-square-miles in seven states.
What services does Jersey Central Power & Light offer?
Jersey Central Power & Light generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to residential and business customers.
It also provides electrical services, dispatching contractors to help with home electrical projects and needed repairs, inspections, and installations; tree services; and the installation of landscape and post lighting. It also sells surge assistance protection plans, covering the cost of computers and appliances destroyed by power surges following lightning strikes and faults, in exchange for a monthly fee.
Where does Jersey Central Power & Light operate?
Jersey Central Power & Light supplies electricity to the following areas of New Jersey:
• Burlington County (northeast corner)
• Essex County (southwest corner)
• Hunterdon County
• Mercer County (northwest and southeast corners)
• Middlesex County (most)
• Monmouth County
• Morris County
• Ocean County (northern half)
• Passaic County (southeast corner)
• Somerset County (northern part)
• Sussex County
• Warren County
• Union County (northwest corner)