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
In 2020, PSE&G completed construction of 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, located at Grand Ave in North Bergen, and PSE&G’s Madison Street Substation in Hoboken.
For questions, please call our project hotline at 1-800-901-5035.