JCP&L is analyzing how it can improve its infrastructure in Marlboro Township, after knocked out power for a week or more in 2011.
According to an e-mail sent to residents from Mayor Jon Hornik, JCP&L has conducted studies on the five major circuits in Marlboro which received the most calls after the hurricane, in order to determine reliability.
"The study identified specific components of JCP&L's infrastructure that were in need of replacement or repair. Items such as 'spacers' used to keep primary conductors apart, 'lightening arrestors' used to limit damage from a lightning strike and 'animal guards' to prevent damage by wildlife are a sample of the issues uncovered by this reliability study," Hornik said. "JCP&L has assured me that the items identified in this report will be addressed before the summer."
JCP&L has shown a heavy presence since Hurricane Irene, when to power outages and infrastructure issues.
"Since the end of 2011, JCP&L has significantly increased its efforts to identify and address '' and has been conducting an aggressive campaign to clear tree branches throughout Marlboro," Hornik said.