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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 230/69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) will be installed at our Hawthorne station.
    • Station construction is expected to commence in the 3rd Quarter of 2015.
  • New 69kV circuits will connect the Jackson Road and Hawthorne stations.
    • The route runs along an existing pole line on Goffle Road to Wagaraw Road to Lincoln Street to Washington Street to Grand Avenue to Warburton Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to Route 208 Sotuh
  • New 69kV circuits will connect the Fair Lawn and Hawthorne stations. 
    • The route runs along an existing pole line on Route 208 North to Lincoln Avenue to 9th Street. 
  • Pole line reconstruction commenced in the 2nd Quarter of 2016. 
  • Vegetation Management activity such as tree trimming or tree removals may occur in order to allow for the installation of new equipment.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 2nd Quarter of 2017.
  • PSE&G will work with the Borough of Hawthorne Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

This route will be approximately 18 miles along the existing public right of ways in the towns of Totowa, Paterson, Prospect Park, Hawthorne, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, North Haledon, Haledon, and Wayne. 


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