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.
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.