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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 69kV circuits will connect the Hillsdale Substation and the Paramus Substation.
  • New 69kV circuits will connect the Hillsdale Substation and the Dumont Substation.
  • 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.
  • Pole line reconstruction commenced in the 3rd Quarter of 2020.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 3rd Quarter of 2021.
  • PSE&G will work with the City of Clifton Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.


For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - North
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline

NOTE: Construction schedule information is tentative and subject to change based on several factors, including weather and field conditions.

August 2016 through December 2016

Hillsdale Substation

Civil and electrical construction activity will continue inside the station through December 2016.  All work will occur inside the station but may generate noise during work hours. 

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Borough of Hillsdale Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.