This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

JCP&L Partners With IBEW Local 102 To Enhance Response To Storms And Other Major Events

Stocks in this article: FE

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced today that it is the first utility in New Jersey to partner with a local electrical trade union to provide damage assessment and public safety resources to help speed the service restoration process following a severe storm or other major event. 

Known as the JCP&L-IBEW Local 102 Emergency Response Team, the initiative will include International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 102 members who will be available for dispatch following major storms to protect the public from downed wires and other hazards.  In addition, the innovative program will enable Local 102 members to supplement JCP&L's existing personnel by helping to assess damage to company equipment.

In September, a formalized training program will begin and is designed to incorporate participating Local 102 members into JCP&L's storm restoration process.  Ultimately, it is expected about 400 members of Local 102 will begin classroom instruction and field training at a JCP&L facility in Phillipsburg.  This new process also will provide JCP&L additional operational flexibility with its own workforce during severe storms or major events. 

"Because many of the IBEW Local 102 members live and work in our service area, they can use their extensive local knowledge and would be available to be dispatched quickly during severe weather to help identify hazards, provide detailed damage assessments, and protect the public from downed wires, which frees up our crews to do major restoration work," said Jim Fakult, JCP&L president.  "This partnership will serve to supplement JCP&L's dedicated workforce.  Ultimately, our customers will benefit from this unique Emergency Response Team because the more personnel we have working during a storm, the faster we can get the lights back on."

In addition to helping assess damage and protect the public, Local 102 members may also be able to address other electric-related work, such as repairing damaged connections on a customer's house, hooking up generators and helping at water distribution and power charging stations.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,672.60 -141.38 -0.79%
S&P 500 2,051.82 -11.33 -0.55%
NASDAQ 4,757.8790 +7.4820 0.16%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs