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.
Please note: PSE&G does not expect these projects to cause any service interruptions.
We are currently upgrading the Clay Street Substation, located at 123 Clay Street; the Ironbound Substation, located at 340 Chestnut Street; and the Newark Switching Station, located at 422 University Avenue. We are also installing taller, sturdier utility poles and run new electric wires along existing pole lines. Pole replacements will take place on 1st Street between Heller Parkway and Elwood Avenue, and on Elwood Avenue between 1st Street and Summer Avenue.
To comply with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules, we may also trim and remove trees where necessary. Learn more. Some aspects of these activities may result in unavoidable noise. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Lane closures and detours may occur during construction. PSE&G will work with the Newark 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.
Thank you for understanding as we improve electric service reliability for the region.