Like our highway system, the infrastructure to move vast amounts of electricity is essential to New Jersey’s economic well-being and quality of life. While this infrastructure has served its purpose, a significant part of it needs to be replaced and upgraded to support the flow of power throughout New Jersey and maintain safe, reliable service for customers long into the future.
Electricity usage per person has more than doubled since the 1970s. Upgrading the grid to handle the evolving demand for power is a necessity, especially in a densely populated, high-tech state as New Jersey.
PSE&G is investing in electric transmission reinforcement and upgrades to:
- help maintain safe, highly reliability electric service
- meet current and future electricity demands by New Jersey businesses and residents
- provide better power quality
- reduce transmission system congestion in the region
- allow power to move more efficiently across the state
- ensure the availability of the lowest cost energy obtainable on the market
Reliability You Can Depend On
Throughout the PSE&G service area, we're updating our system by upgrading aging power lines and equipment, some more than 50 years old. These new power lines are part of an increasingly sophisticated grid that can respond and adapt to issues in real time. The new equipment includes smart sensors and relays that can identify a developing problem and redirect the flow of electricity automatically to prevent an outage and keep the power on.
Since 2007, PSE&G has installed more than 400 miles of 69,000-volt (69kV) lines in more than 93 municipalities in New Jersey to ensure that the people of New Jersey have the power they need when they need it today and for decades to come. By the end of 2023, we anticipate that 570 miles will have been upgraded.
If you (or a member of your household) rely on electricity to operate life-sustaining equipment, such as a respirator or dialysis machine, it is important that you notify PSE&G. When notified, PSE&G will send you a form that must be completed and signed by the prescribing medical professional every year to verify the use of life-sustaining equipment. Once the form is returned and approved by PSE&G, your account will have an indicator that life-sustaining equipment is used in your home.
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If You Need Help Managing Your Energy Bill ... Help is available. Learn about:
- Energy-saving tips that can reduce your power bill
- PSE&G's Equal Payment Plan
- PSE&G Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA) for customers unable to pay their PSE&G bill in full
- Energy conservation and weatherization programs for low-income customers