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.
Kingsland – Van Winkle 69kV Network
We are continuing to upgrade our Van Winkle substation from a 26kv to 69kV operation, by constructing a permanent 230kV/69kV switching station at North Arlington’s Kingsland station, adjacent to the existing Kingsland 230kV/13kV substation. The project will also construct new circuits connecting Van Winkle to the previously upgraded Belleville and East Rutherford switching stations, as well as the future South 5th Street substation currently being built in Harrison.
The addition of a new 69kV supply source to the Van Winkle substation will simplify operations and improve reliability. It will also ensure adequate capacity for future growth.
The project is expected to be completed by December 2020.
Completed Project at the East Rutherford Substation
- 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 East Rutherford station.
- New 69kV circuits will connect the 40th Street and East Rutherford stations.
- New 69kV circuits will connect the Hasbrouck Heights and East Rutherford stations.
- New taller, sturdier utility poles have been installed that combine new 69kV circuits with existing 26kV, 13kV, or 4kV circuits.
For questions, please call our project hotline at 1-800-901-5035.