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.
PSEG Crews and our approved contractors will upgrade a replace taller, sturdier utility poles and run new electric wires along existing pole lines. Pole replacements will take place on Route 31 (Pennington Road), Pennington Hopewell Road, Moores Mill Mt Rose Road and Pennington Rocky Hill Road. New underground manholes and electrical equipment will also be installed on Pennington Rocky Hill Road.
To comply with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules, we may also trim and remove trees wherenecessary. This may include trees in the public rights of way and on private property. Owners of privately owner trees will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors.
Lane shifts and detours may occur during construction. PSE&G will work with the Hopewell Township Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.
Safety is our highest priority. It is essential that you and everyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of our customers, our employees, and their families, PSE&G workers and PSE&G contractors follow safety guidelines put into place by the CDC and NJ State Department of Health, as well as all directives from the Governor’s Office and county/municipal governments. This includes that our workers practice social distancing and we ask that you also maintain a safe distance from our crews. PSE&G will not need to enter your home or business because of this work.
Mt. Rose Station Project
The Mount Rose Station Reconfiguration is a critical construction project that will help PSE&G continue to deliver safe, reliable electric service for our residents and business in the Hopewell area, as well as central and southern New Jersey.
The PSE&G Mount Rose Substation serves approximately 11,000 customers who reside in and around the Mount Rose portion of Hopewell Township, including Hopewell Borough. In the past several years, the station has experienced outages, which have resulted in service interruptions to our customers. PSE&G received authorization by Pennsylvania Jersey Maryland (PJM) Interconnection, the organization responsible for planning the transmission system in our region, to reconfigure the station to improve station reliability. This project is a multimillion-dollar investment designed to replace and upgrade electrical equipment and install an additional 69kV line allowing for greater station resiliency. The project will also connect this station to neighboring stations in Hopewell and Lawrence. To accommodate the Mount Rose Station construction, PSE&G purchased the adjacent property, located at 223 Hopewell Princeton Road.
As safety is PSE&G’s first priority, the utility is committed to working with Hopewell Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public during construction. There are no planned electric service outages caused by this work. Construction is expected to begin in Q1 2021 and the station going in-service by the summer of 2022, with landscaping and final restoration completed by the fall of the same year.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the Mt. Rose Project information line at 1-800-606-0045.
Hopewell Switching Station
The PSE&G Hopewell Switching Project was a 110 million investment to improve the performance of the electric transmission system and maintain safe, reliable electric service for residents and businesses in Hopewell Township and the surrounding area. The project was completed in the first quarter of 2020.