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

River Road Substation Project

  • New 69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which allows for the addition of increased voltage capacity with minimal impact to the existing station footprint, was recently installed at our River Road station.
  • New and existing equipment has been elevated in accordance with the US Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA). This will mitigate the impact of future flooding events as experienced during Super Storm Sandy.

Tonnelle Avenue-Union City Substation Network Project

  • New 69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which allows for the addition of increased voltage capacity with minimal impact to the existing station footprint, was recently installed in both our Union City and Tonnelle Avenue stations.
  • New 69kV circuits now connect the Bergen Switching Station, in Ridgefield, to the Tonnelle Avenue station in North Bergen.
  • The route runs along an existing pole line on Tonnelle Avenue to the Tonnelle Avenue station.
  • New 69kV circuits now connect the Tonnelle Avenue station and the Union City station.
  • The route runs along an existing pole line on Tonnelle Avenue to Bergen Turnpike to Liberty Avenue.

For questions, please contact our Project Hotline at 1-800-901-5035.

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.