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 Paramus and Dumont stations.
    • The route runs along an existing pole line along Madison Avenue.
  • 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.
  • PSE&G will work with the Borough of New Milford Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

This route will be approximately 12 miles along the existing public right of ways in the towns of Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Paramus, Oradell, New Milford, Dumont and Bergenfield.

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.

New Milford Substation

Civil and electrical construction activity will continue inside the station through. No service outages are expected during this work. 

Due to unexpected changes in construction within the property of the New Milford Substation, PSE&G and its approved contractors will be carrying out additional construction activity on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. 

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