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.

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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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.

 

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...