Reliability Project Overview

69kV Statewide Initiative

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service to its customers. Maintaining world-class reliability requires an electric infrastructure that can keep pace with customers’ evolving energy needs. Over the last several decades, New Jersey has experienced tremendous commercial and residential growth. As businesses and residents use more electricity, it is our responsibility to reinforce, upgrade, and in many cases replace, our electric transmission infrastructure to keep up with that demand.

In order to meet existing electric needs, and be better prepared for Sandy-like storms, PSE&G is re-wiring its local power system to create the electric infrastructure of the future by increasing system capacity, enhancing system reliability, and providing greater system redundancy for our customers.

PSE&G is investing approximately $1.28 billion over the next three years [see Forward Looking statement] to replace or supplement its 50-plus-year-old 26kV lines to bring 69kV power throughout the state.  These projects are done either within existing substations and switching stations, or through the construction of new stations, and include installing and replacing overhead lines. The enhanced power lines will be carried on taller, sturdier replacement poles along existing routes.

Since 2007, PSE&G has installed approximately 331 miles of 69kV lines in more than 60 New Jersey municipalities to ensure that the people of New Jersey have the power they need when they need it today and for decades to come.

Beginning in the first quarter of 2019, the new tranmission poles will replaced the current poles along Schuyler Avenue from Belleville Turnpike to Dukes Street.

For more information on this project, please contact:

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

2019 Construction Activity

Beginning January 14, 2019, PSE&G crews installed taller, sturdier storm-resistant utility poles and ran 69kV (thousand volt) electric wires along the existing Schuyler Avenue distribution circuit.

Kearny, NJ – Schuyler Avenue, Belleville Turnpike to Hamilton Street (Harrison).

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

As of the summer of 2019, utility pole installation has been completed. Remaining work may include restoration and old pole removal, which should be completed by September 2019.

For questions or more information about the project, please call PSE&G’s Electric Reliability Hotline at 1-800-901-5035.

PSE&G will take all necessary steps to avoid any major inconvenience to our customers in the area. However, road and lane closures with possible detours will be necessary during construction. Road closures will not take place prior to 9:00 AM. If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Police will be on site during construction hours to oversee and assist with traffic patterns. All efforts will be made to keep interruptions to a minimum.