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

Please note:  PSE&G does not expect these projects to cause any service interruptions. 

Upgrade work is underway at 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. 

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.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - North
1-800-901-5035
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline
973-430-7734

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

April - June 2019

Construction began in 2019, and the station will be placed into service by summer 2021. De-construction of the existing building will begin in late 2021 and be completed in 2022.

Newark Switch Project

The Newark Switching Station, located at 422 University Ave., is a critical facility serving the city’s electric distribution and transmission network. After more than half a century in operation, the station is outdated and needs equipment upgrades, so PSE&G is rebuilding the station. This project will help PSE&G continue to deliver safe, highly reliable electric service for our Newark customers long into the future.

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