Fact Sheet - 69kV Initiative

Overview

PSE&G is currently conducting statewide electric reliability improvements to upgrade its utility infrastructure. These upgrades will increase both electric service reliability and system redundancy to ensure safe and reliable electric service to our customers.

Throughout PSE&G service territory, PSE&G infrastructure upgrades include the addition of a 69kV network that will alleviate the demand on the existing 26kV network. These projects will install 69kV circuits connecting stations to each other.

69kV Statewide Initiative Overview  

  • New 69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) will be installed at various stations throughout the state.
  • The new GIS, which will be housed indoors and allows for the addition of increased voltage capacity without significantly expanding the station footprint, as would have been required using the existing Air Insulated Switchgear technology.
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology will be installed at all substations to remotely monitor and control the equipment.
  • New 69kV circuits are being installed to connect each of the upgraded substations, thereby increasing electric reliability to meet the current and future demands of our customers.
  • The existing utility poles will be replaced with taller sturdier poles that combine existing 26kV, 13kV, or 4kV circuits.
  • Underground construction will take place according to state regulations and field conditions.
  • Substation and pole line construction is currently scheduled through 2021.

Community Benefits

These upgrades will enhance electric capacity, system redundancy, and service reliability for the entire New Jersey service area.

If you have questions or concerns call our toll free number at 1-800-901-5035 (for Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties) or 1-800-606-0045 (for Mercer, Burlington, Camden or Gloucester counties). 

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