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Energy Strong II

Energy Strong IIBuilding on the success of the Energy Strong program, we are investing an additional $842 million through 2023 to further strengthen our statewide electric and gas systems to better withstand storms, improve reliability and significantly enhance resiliency.

Ensuring our electric and gas systems are resilient and reliable is our top priority, and Energy Strong II will continue our post-Superstorm Sandy infrastructure work to ensure we are ready for the next big storm. Since 2010, PSE&G has experienced the four most disruptive storms in our operating history. And because the 2016 and 2017 hurricane seasons were among the most active on record, investing in our infrastructure is more critical than ever.

During Subtropical Storm Alberto in May 2018, our Energy Strong investments paid dividends when floodwaters covered the site of our Ewing Township substation, but didn’t reach new, raised equipment. Thanks to this Energy Strong work, no customer served by this substation lost power due to flooded equipment.

Energy Strong II will harden the electric infrastructure from the effects of major weather events, improve resiliency, allow for faster restoration of outages and ensure safe and reliable service by replacing facilities when they reach the end of their service lives. Hardening work includes rebuilding or eliminating 16 stations in flood zones, as well as modernizing the system by replacing up to 15 substations that average 60 years old as well as replacing upgrading the construction standard on some distribution circuits. Resiliency work includes technology investments that will improve field communications, make the system smarter and more efficient, and allow the grid to handle more solar and other distributed green energy sources.

What's Happening in Your Town

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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Construction Schedule

Cranford


Spring 2017

Cranford Substation

Construction activity inside the fence line is on-going through mid-May, including civil and electrical construction. Some work outside the Substation will be required to complete manhole upgrades. 

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

 

To complete the next phase of upgrades, some customers will experience brief interruptions of their electric service. Only those who receive a door-hanger/letter notifying them about the outage will be impacted. The next upgrade causing brief electric service interruption is scheduled on Saturday, March 25, 2017

 

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.

Gloucester City


Ongoing

April 3, 2020

On or about Monday, April 13, 2020 PSE&G will be replacing and upgrading utility poles along South New Broadway between the Forbidden Circle in Brooklawn and Market Street in Gloucester City.  

To safely complete this portion of work detours, road closures, lane shifts and flaggers may be utilized.  PSE&G will work with the local police to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public.

March 27, 2020 Update

Beginning on or about Wednesday, April 1, 2020 PSE&G crews will begin replacing and upgrading utility poles along the following streets:

  • Sussex Street, between Market Street and Somerset Street
  • Somerset Street, between Broadway and Sussex Street
  • Middlesex Street, between Burlington Street and Sussex Street
  • Mercer Street, between Broadway and Burlington Avenue
  • Burlington Street, between Somerset Ave and Market Street

To safely complete construction Baynes Avenue will be closed during construction.  No Parking signs will be posted in the construction area.

March 18, 2020 Update

PSE&G overhead construction crews will begin replacing and upgrading utility poles along Baynes Avenue between Market Street and Barnaby Avenue.  To safely complete construction Baynes Avenue will be closed during construction.  No Parking signs will be posted in the construction area.

March 10, 2020 Update

PSE&G overhead construction crews will begin replacing and upgrading utility poles on Divsion Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway.  To safely complete construction Divsion Street will be closed during construction.  No Parking signs will be posted in the construction area.

March 2020 Update

PSE&G will be upgrading the electric system in your neighborhood to continue to provide safe, reliable service. Construction crews will soon begin working in Gloucester City and surrounding communities. Please note: You should not experience any unplanned service interruptions with this phase of construction. Additional notifications will be send prior to any scheduled outages.

PSE&G will be replacing and upgrading utility poles beginning in early March 2020.  The duration of project is expected to continue through June 2021.  Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed.  All construction is weather dependent and subject to delay.  

To safely complete this project, detours, road closures, lane shifts and flaggers will be utilized.  PSE&G will work with the local police to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, we may trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public rights of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors.

Safety is our highest priority.  It is essential that you and everyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Should you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-606-0045 or visit the transmission website at www.psegtransmission.com.   Please look for construction and outage notifications via email, recorded phone messages and door hanger cards as the project progresses in your neighborhood.

 

Hillsdale Construction Schedule


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.