Public Notices and Press Releases

Message from JCP&L Regarding Extreme Heat

"Extreme heat and humidity are in the forecast this week. We know you depend on us to stay comfortable, and we’re prepared to meet the anticipated increase in electricity usage associated with summer’s first heat wave. From western Ohio to the New Jersey shore, our electric system is designed and maintained to operate safely and effectively even in extreme weather conditions.

In preparation for next week’s hot weather, we’re reviewing staffing levels and operational procedures to ensure any localized power outages caused by excessive heat are handled promptly. We will also delay any planned outage work scheduled for next week in areas with extreme heat.

You can stay connected and get hot weather tips by following your electric company on social media. It’s also a great time to sign up for outage alerts and text messaging to receive updates in the event of a power outage. Stay safe!

Tips To Beat the Heat

During this period of high demand, there are simple steps you can take to stay cool while keeping energy use in mind:

  • Check your air filter. Dirty filters force your cooling system to work harder, using more energy in the process.
  • Draw blinds, shades or drapes to block sunlight during the hottest part of the day, especially on south- and west-facing windows.
  • Set your fan counterclockwise. This creates a downdraft that pushes cool air down. Be sure to turn fans off when you leave the room – fans cool people, not rooms.
  • Caulk, weatherstrip or seal openings or cracks around doors and windows that could be letting cool air escape.
  • Avoid using heat-producing appliances during the hottest times of the day, which can make your AC work harder.

For more tips and resources to save energy and money year-round, visit If you need help paying your energy bill, visit to see if you qualify for a payment arrangement or assistance program.

If you have questions about your account, please contact us."

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