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Reliability Project Overview

The Bergen-Linden Corridor Upgrade Project (BLC) will build a 345kV transmission system through Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Union counties in New Jersey to comply with requirements set by the PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization (RTO). The project is designed to replace the existing 138kV transmission system from Bergen to Linden with a double circuit 345kV transmission system. The project will be separated into three phases and will require overhead transmission modifications almost entirely within existing PSE&G right of ways, as well as underground cable replacements and new 345kV cable routes. There will be major upgrades to 9 existing stations, and the construction of a new switching station at Newark Liberty International Airport. 

Activity Overview

  • As part of Phase 3 of the project:
    • New 345kV underground circuits will be added connecting the new Newark Liberty Airport Station to PSE&G’s Bayway and North Avenue Substations in Elizabeth.
  • Major construction of the Phase 3 transmission lines is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. 
    • Phase 3 is scheduled to be in-service by June 2018.

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

April - June 2019

Construction began in 2019, and the station will be placed into service by summer 2021. De-construction of the existing building will begin in late 2021 and be completed in 2022.

69kV Initiative

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

Please note:  PSE&G does not expect these projects to cause any service interruptions. 

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The Newark Switching Station, located at 422 University Ave., is a critical facility serving the city’s electric distribution and transmission network. After more than half a century in operation, the station is outdated and needs equipment upgrades, so PSE&G is rebuilding the station. This project will help PSE&G continue to deliver safe, highly reliable electric service for our Newark customers long into the future.

Project Overview

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