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69kV Reliability Initiative

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service to its customers. Maintaining world-class reliability requires an electric infrastructure that can keep pace with customers’ evolving energy needs. Over the last several decades, New Jersey has experienced tremendous commercial and residential growth. As businesses and residents use more electricity, it is our responsibility to reinforce, upgrade, and in many cases replace, our electric transmission infrastructure to keep up with that demand.

In order to meet existing electric needs, and be better prepared for Sandy-like storms, PSE&G is re-wiring its local power system to create the electric infrastructure of the future by increasing system capacity, enhancing system reliability, and providing greater system redundancy for our customers.

PSE&G is investing to replace or supplement its 50-plus-year-old 26kV lines to bring 69kV power throughout the state.  These projects are done either within existing substations and switching stations, or through the construction of new stations, and include installing and replacing overhead lines. The enhanced power lines will be carried on taller, sturdier replacement poles along existing routes.

Union City 69kV Project Overview

In 2020, PSE&G completed construction of will construct a new 69kV line along 21st Street and Palisade Avenue in Union City. The enhanced line will create a 69kV link between the Union City Substation at Grand Ave in North Bergen and PSE&G’s Madison Street Substation in Hoboken.

The project will utilized utilize both underground and overhead circuit construction for the new 69kV line. 

For questions, please call our project hotline at 1-800-901-5035.

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

April 29, 2019 -- May 3, 2019

PSE&G will take all necessary steps to avoid any major inconvenience to our customers in the area. However, road and lane closures with possible detours will be necessary during construction. Road closures will not take place prior to 9:00 AM If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Hoboken Police will be on site during construction hours to oversee and assist with new traffic patterns. All efforts will be made to keep interruptions to a minimum.