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.
South 5th Street 69kV Substation
In December 2018, PSE&G began construction on a new substation located at 501 Bergen Street in Harrison, NJ. The facility will enhance the electric transmission system's reliability, while helping to ensure safe service to residents and businesses in Harrison and neighboring communities.
The station’s new, two-story, Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) building contains electrical controls as well as new, 69kV transformers.
The project will also construct new circuits connecting the newly built Van Winkle substation in Harrison as well as upgraded stations in North Arlington and Kearny. The addition of a new 69kV supply source to the South 5th Street substation will not only simplify operations and improve reliability, it will also ensure adequate capacity for future growth.
Construction is scheduled to be complete during the first half of 2020.
For questions, please call our project hotline at 1-800-901-5035.