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.
- New 69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which allows for the addition of increased voltage capacity with minimal impact to the existing station footprint, will be installed at our Federal Square and Foundry Street Substations.
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology will be installed at Federal Square and Foundry Street Substations to remotely monitor and control the substation equipment.
- Critical equipment will be elevated in accordance with the US Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recently revised flood hazard guidance to mitigate the impact of future flooding events
- New 69kV circuits will connect the Foundry Street and Federal Square
- The route will run along an existing pole line on Roanoke Avenue to Berlin Street to Rome Street to Jabez Street to Gotthardt Street to Chesnut Street to Mc Whorter Street to Johnson Avenue to Pennington Street.
- The route runs underground along Pennington Street to Orchard Street to Camp Street into the station.
- New 69kV circuits will connect the PVSC-Federal Square stations.
- The route will run along an existing pole line on Wilson Avenue to Avenue P. to Rutherford Street to Delancey Street
- The route runs underground on Avenue I to Bachus Street to Wheeler Point Road to Clifford Street.
- The route will run along an existing pole line on Clifford Street to Adams Street to South Street to Hermon Street.
- The route runs underground on Pennington Street to Orchard Street.
- New 69kV circuits will connect the Branch Brook and Fairmount Heights stations.
- The route will run along an existing pole line on 13th Street to 3rd Avenue to 7th Avenue to 3rd Street to Orange Avenue.
- The run will run underground along Orange Street to 1st Street to Sussex Avenue to 4th Street to Littleton Avenue.
- New 69kV circuits will connect the PVSC-Foundry Street stations.
- The route runs along an existing pole line on Wilson Avenue to Avenue P to Foundry Street.
- 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.
- Pole line reconstruction commenced in the 4th Quarter of 2015.
- This portion of the project is expected to be completed in the 4th Quarter of 2017.
- PSE&G will work with the City of Newark Police Department to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.
This route is approximately 4 miles along the existing public rights of way in Newark.