About the Project
The Aldene-Warinanco-Linden VFT (AWL) electric transmission project was a $90 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between Aldene Switching Station in Cranford, N.J. and Linden VFT Switching Station in Linden, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities were approximately 54 years old.
Authorized in December 2017 by PJM Interconnection (PJM), the regional transmission organization responsible for planning the transmission system in all or parts of 13 states, including New Jersey, the project replaced existing towers due to end-of-life conditions and electric reliability issues.
The project replaced aging infrastructure in 4 municipalities in Union County, including Cranford Township, Roselle Borough, Elizabeth City, and Linden City.
The project was separated into two segments and required overhead transmission modifications within existing PSE&G rights-of-way. Segment I of the project ran from the Aldene Switching Station in Cranford to the Warinanco Switching Station in Linden, while Segment II ran from the Warinanco Switching Station to the Linden VFT Switching Station in Linden. This project was placed in service in December 2020.