Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has been identified as one of the top 10 utility companies in the nation for the installation of new solar power within its service area. A report by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) ranks JCP&L sixth with 53 megawatts (MW) of newly installed solar power capacity in 2011.
"Our efforts to encourage the development and expansion of solar energy are yielding results," said JCP&L President Don Lynch. "The Solar Renewable Energy Certificate program in which we participate reflects our support of clean energy while providing a strong financial incentive for increased investment in solar power projects."
The SEPA report analyzed more than 240 utilities in the United States and recognized the top utilities driving solar growth. Collectively in 2011, U.S. utilities added almost 1,500 MW of new solar capacity, with the top 10 utilities representing 1,000 of those megawatts.
JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.