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January 21, 2016

According to Jersey Central Power and Light, its 2015 service-reliability numbers -- which include an 18 percent reduction in outages from the year before -- are the best in more than a decade. The utility indicates that at least some of that success can be attributed to the $247 million it has poured into infrastructure and upgrades in 2015. The total includes 24 million spent on tree trimming along 3,300 miles of power lines.

The investment looks to be paying off. JCP&L reports that customers on average experienced less than one outage per year, with individual incidents lasting slightly more than an hour.

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