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JCP&L: Jersey Central Power and Light History

Jersey Central Power and Light, or JCP&L, was founded in 1862 and became a FirstEnergy company in 2001. FirstEnergy serves 6 million customers and its electric companies, located from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, operate more than 194,000 miles of distribution lines.

FirstEnergy, a utility distribution company, delivers energy to customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and New Jersey. JCP&L, its subsidiary, serves 1.1 million electric utility customers in 13 counties in northern and central New Jersey.

Details on JCP&L rates on supply

JCP&L rates for electricity supply vary depending on where you live or where your business is located. You can shop around and compare JCP&L rates with supply rates offered by other energy suppliers for the best offers. You may find a lower price for supply in your area than the utility currently offers.

JCP&L in deregulated electric markets

JCP&L serves several areas of New Jersey, a state with a deregulated electricity market. This means JCP&L is not your only option for electricity supply. Due to deregulation legislation, JCP&L customers in New Jersey can shop around to find the best plans and rates on electricity.

Furthermore, if JCP&L is your local utility company but you choose to get electricity supply from a retail supplier instead, Jersey Central Power and Light will continue to provide you with its essential service and deliver your electricity to your home or business. Regardless of the electric supplier you choose, JCP&L maintains the power lines in your neighborhood. In case you notice a problem with a power line in your area it will be important to have the JCP&L phone number handy.

Know the JCP&L phone number

Even if JCP&L rates aren't the best deal you find and you choose a plan from another retail supplier, you will need to know the JCP&L phone number. If you experience a power outage or see a downed power line nearby, call the JCP&L phone number listed below so the utility can send a representative to resolve the problem.

  • JCP&L phone number: 888-544-4877

Updated: 7-17-15