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.
New 69kV transmission poles replaced the existing pole line along Schuyler Avenue from Belleville Turnpike to Dukes Street in 2019.
For questions, please call Project Hotline at 1-800-901-5035.