Energy Strong

“We’re pleased that we can move ahead and start building the resiliency into our systems needed to withstand the kind of severe weather that has devastated our state in recent years. Energy Strong will allow us to begin to make meaningful upgrades, including upgrading substations that were flooded in Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene.” -- Ralph Izzo, PSEG Chairman & CEO

New Jersey’s gas and electric infrastructure is on its way to becoming stronger and more resilient thanks to approval of PSE&G’s  Energy Strong Program.  This $1.22 billion program will allow the utility to proactively protect and strengthen its electric and gas systems against severe weather damage like the state experienced during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.

As part of the Energy Strong program, PSE&G will make the following investments during the next few years:

  • $620 million to protect, raise or relocate 29 switching and substations that were damaged by water in recent storms.
  • $350 million to replace and modernize 250 miles of low-pressure cast iron gas mains in or near flood areas. 
  • $100 million to create redundancy in the system, reducing outages when damage occurs.
  • $100 million to deploy smart grid technologies to better monitor system operations to increase our ability to more swiftly deploy repair teams.
  • $50 million to protect five natural gas metering stations and a liquefied natural gas station affected by Sandy or located in flood zones.

Gas Main Replacements Underway

Substation Hardening

As part of the Energy Strong Program, PSE&G will be making important upgrades to 29 of our electric stations that serve Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties.  These stations were heavily damaged by water during Hurricane Irene or Superstorm Sandy and will be raised, protected or relocated so that they can better withstand severe weather events.

PSE&G will work prominently within our electric station fence lines to complete these upgrades. Once the upgrades are complete, critical equipment within the station will be raised and elevated above Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards. This will enhance the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service for customers around the state and will provide greater system redundancy.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
1-855-213-2220

For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline
973-430-7734
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Cranford

January 2017

Cranford Substation

Construction activity to install and configure manhole(s) inside the station and excavate on-site for future equipment installations will continue through January and into February 2017. 

Excluding inclement weather delays, PSE&G anticipates working Monday through Saturday (7:00am – 5:00pm). All efforts to minimize noise to the community will be made.

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Cranford Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Elizabeth

May 2016 through May 2017

Overhead construction activity scheduled between January 3 and February 12, 2017 will likely be on the following streets:

  • Spofford Ave
  • Kenneth Ave
  • Meredith Ave
  • S Elmora Ave
  • Edgar Rd
  • Lidgerwood Ave
  • Erico Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Grove St
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • McClain St
  • Grier Ave

Overhead construction activity scheduled between February 13 and March 5, 2017 will likely be on the following streets:

  • Broad St
  • Grove St
  • Williamson St
  • Maple Ave
  • Norwood Ter
  • Montgomery St
  • Johnson Ave
  • Devine St
  • Clarkson Ave
  • Fillmore St

Overhead construction activity scheduled between March 5 and March 12, 2017 will likely be on the following streets:

  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Ave
  • Loomis St
  • 5th St
  • Spencer St
  • Niles St
  • Palmer St
  • Amity St
  • John St

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Elizabeth Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Hackensack

August 2016 through December 2016

Hackensack Substation

Electrical and Civil Construction activity will occur inside the PSE&G station fence line.

Due to this construction activity please expect unavoidable noise from the site during work hours.

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Hackensack City Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Hillsdale

August 2016 through December 2016

Hillsdale Substation

Civil and electrical construction activity will continue inside the station through December 2016.  All work will occur inside the station but may generate noise during work hours. 

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Borough of Hillsdale Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

New Milford

August 2016 through December 2016

New Milford Substation

Civil and electrical construction activity will continue inside the station through July. Activities will include pile driving, excavation, and pouring of equipment foundations. No service outages are expected during this work. 

Pile driving activity inside New Milford Substation will continue through May 27, 2016. Pile Driving will only be completed during approved work hours, however during this work, unavoidable noise will be generated. 

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the New Milford Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Rahway

Somerville

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Somerville Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

December 17, 2015

PSE&G upgrading substation in New Milford (NorthJersey.com)

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. is upgrading its substation in New Milford, which was damaged by two hurricanes in the past four years.

As part of its ongoing Energy Strong program, the utility is demolishing and rebuilding certain equipment there, so it’ll be at least one foot above federal standards of a high flood elevation.

The 15.3-acre substation, which is at the foot of Henley Avenue, is within eyeshot of the Hackensack River...