MORRISTOWN, N.J.,| FIRST ENERGY CORP —
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has been named one of the top 10 utilities in the United States in 2014 for the installation of new solar facilities and generation provided by solar power in its northern and central New Jersey service area.
In a survey of more than 1,000 utilities across the country, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) ranked JCP&L seventh in 2014 for new solar installations, with 86 megawatts (MW) being integrated into its grid.
SEPA also ranked JCP&L eighth among all utilities for the total amount of solar generation in its service area with 331 MW.
“The Solar Electric Power Association recognition acknowledges that our efforts to help develop and integrate solar energy customers into our system are producing solid results,” said Jim Fakult, JCP&L president. “The announcement also highlights JCP&L’s continuing Solar Renewable Energy Certificate financing program, which is designed to further support commercial solar energy projects in New Jersey.”
SEPA is an educational nonprofit organization working to help utilities make solar energy a safe, reliable and reasonably priced part of their energy portfolios, while benefiting their customers.