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Jersey Central Power and Light

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Jersey Central Power and Light
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Electric Distribution Company
Contact Person: 
John Meehan
External Affairs Manager
Business Location: 
Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Rd Building 1 Suite 1-511
07733 Holmdel , NJ
United States
40° 21' 54.3168" N, 74° 10' 2.8452" W
732 284 1459
Renewal Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2023
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
We are committed to the responsible use of natural resources and the advancement of sustainable practices to ensure a clean environment for our families, communities and the customers we serve for generations to come.
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Jersey Central Power and Light, a FirstEnergy Company has created a Green Team to promote sustainable practices and policies and develop additional programs that further our commitment to a sustainable future. Jim Fakult, President of Jersey central Power and Light will serve as the Executive Sponsor. Jim has named Dave Fredricks as the Project Advisor and John Meehan as the Project lead. The team will consist of JCP&L employees with a diverse background of experiences and skill sets. Ranging from engineers, environmental professionals, fleet and logistics personnel, JCP&L believes we have a assembled a great team who will offer new perspectives and insight that will make this project a success and secure a brighter future for generations to come.
Implement Environmental Management System
Description of Action: 
We have implemented a Green Team that is tasked with environmental awareness, sustainable policy building and implementation of sustainable practices.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
JCP&L will repurpose utility poles that are no longer in use. These poles are donated to groups who may use them as parking lot dividers, bird nesting locations and law enforcement firing range backstops.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Jersey Central Power and light recycles copper and aluminum ire or conductors that are replaced due to storm damage or when they have exhausted their life cycle. This wire is sent to recycling centers and repurposed.
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Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
FirstEnergy adds five hybrid electric bucket trucks to cleaner Jersey Central Power & Light fleet. The first five hybrid electric bucket trucks for Jersey Central Power & Light’s (JCP&L) fleet underwent final inspections in early 2022 as part of a FirstEnergy Corp. effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions and increase efficiency in New Jersey. According to company estimates, this effort could reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 10,000 metric tons.
Green Building Techniques
Green Building Other
Description of Action: 
Recently, JCP&L purchased sustainably produced TerraLam Construction Matting for use in environmental sensitive areas. TerraLam mats are superior in promoting environmental stewardship. The adhesive becomes chemically inactive prior to leaving the Sterling facility, presenting no harm to the environment. The raw materials in TerraLam mats are farmed in approximately 20 years, where the hardwood species used in bolted mats can take 80-100 years to regrow. Additionally, the solid surface and adhesive barriers between layers don’t allow invasive species to embed themselves into the mats like with traditional mats.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Restoration Project
Description of Action: 
As a partner JCP&L worked on multipe Environmental & Community Restoration projects, the following projects have been conducted in 2019: 1- Lopatcong Creek Restoration, Lopatcong, Warren County, NJ. Lopatcong Creek Initiative (LCI) is a program of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition to restore water quality in the Lopatcong Creek watershed in southwestern Warren County. LCI is part of the Highlands Cluster, a network of organizations working in the portion of the New Jersey Highlands that drain to the Delaware River, and part of the four-state Delaware River basin-wide Delaware River Watershed Initiative, an unprecedented collaboration of over 50 nonprofits working to restore water quality with funding provided by the William Penn Foundation. 2. Slade Dale Sanctuary Marsh Restoration, Point Pleasant, NJ The project will get underway in September 2018 and is the first in New Jersey to use recycled Christmas trees to restore marshland. Trees for the project came through a municipal donation/collection effort. Other funding sources and partners for the restoration project include the National Oceanographic Aeronautic Administration; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Point Pleasant Rotary Club; Borough of Point Pleasant; Nature Conservancy; New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Atlantic Lifts, Dock, and Bulkheads; and Pinelands Nursery. Slade Dale Sanctuary is a 12.93 acre preserve located along Beaverdam Creek in Point Pleasant, NJ. Historic aerial imagery shows the shoreline to have eroded an average of approximately 300 feet since 1930, and the current vegetation composition of the site shows evidence of marsh retreat. To halt this erosion and regain marsh habitat, a branchbox breakwater and several Christmas tree vanes will be constructed, and native marsh vegetation will be planted. 3. Bradley Beach Maritime Forest Restoration, Bradley Beach, NJ Bradley Beach Municipal officials and project partners came together near the north end of the Bradley Beach boardwalk for the official unveiling of the town’s restored maritime forest. The maritime forest is a model for other coastal communities and provides sustainable protection for New Jersey’s coastal lakes, many of which are in jeopardy. The plants help protect against storms, reduce sand and debris going into Fletcher Lake, provide habitat, and beautify the area
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Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has a dedicated manager of Emergency Preparedness, a role that acts as a liaison between federal, state and local emergency preparedness organizations. Our emergency preparedness manager oversees JCP&L’s preparedness initiatives, helping to ensure a prompt and effective response to emergency events, including weather-related damage and organizes large scale storm drills which are observed by the BPU.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
The FirstEnergy Foundation's contributions to local nonprofit organizations help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our communities. Funded solely by FirstEnergy, the Foundation extends the corporate philosophy of providing community support. We support non-profit, tax-exempt organizations within the FirstEnergy operating companies' service areas, including Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power in Pennsylvania; Jersey Central Power & Light in New Jersey; Mon Power and Potomac Edison in West Virginia and Maryland; and where we conduct business. The FirstEnergy Foundation traditionally provides funding to: •Help improve the vitality of our communities and support key safety initiatives •Promote local and regional economic development and revitalization efforts •Support FirstEnergy employee community leadership and volunteer interests •Advance an educated workforce by supporting professional development and literacy, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives •Promote diversity and inclusion initiatives
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
JCP&L is a Silver Sponsor of Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
FirstEnergy has made a $2.5 million investment in global venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners’ Frontier Fund. This fund helps connect entrepreneurs working on innovative decarbonization technologies with leading utility, energy, environmental and finance companies to help accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019