Reliability Project Overview

PSE&G is currently conducting statewide electric reliability improvements to its utility infrastructure. These enhancements will improve both electric service reliability and system redundancy to ensure safe and reliable service to our customers. Throughout the state of New Jersey, PSE&G infrastructure upgrades will reduce the demand on the existing 26kV network. The projects will install 69kV transmission circuits connecting PSE&G stations around the state.

Activity Overview

  • New 69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which allows for the addition of increased voltage capacity with minimal impact to the existing station footprint, has been installed at our Bergenfield station.
  • New 69kV circuits will connect the Dumont and Bergenfield stations.
    • The route runs along an existing pole line on Dick Street to Central Avenue to Ralph Street to Church Street to Front Street to Lake Street to Woodbine Street to New Bridge Road to CSX Railway ROW.
  • The existing utility poles will be replaced with taller, sturdier poles that combine new 69kV circuits with existing 26kV, 13kV, or 4kV circuits.
  • Vegetation Management activity such as tree trimming or tree removals may occur in order to allow for the safe installation of new equipment.
  • PSE&G will work with the Township of Bergenfield Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

This route will be approximately 12 miles along the existing public right of ways in the towns of Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Paramus, Oradell, New Milford, Dumont and Bergenfield.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - North
1-800-901-5035
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline
973-430-7734