Cranford

Reliability Project Overview

The PSE&G Energy Strong Program will strengthen New Jersey’s electric and gas systems in an effort to proactively protect its infrastructure against severe weather damage like the state experienced during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. As part of the program, PSE&G will protect, raise or relocate 29 switching and substations throughout New Jersey that were damaged by water either due to excessive rainfall or a storm surge.

Activity Overview

  • The PSE&G building on 225 South Avenue in Cranford that houses, and visually blocks, electrical equipment and all existing foundations, will be deconstructed.
  • New and existing major equipment will be raised to an elevation of 64.3 feet to meet new FEMA flood mitigation requirements in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recently revised flood hazard guidance to mitigate the impact of future flooding events as experienced during Super Storm Sandy.
  • The unit substations will be transferred to new elevated foundations and new 26kV electrical equipment will be assembled on new structural steel.
  • Rebuild the structural support and build access platforms, complete with stairs and guard rails for all pertinent equipment. 
  • Commuter parking lot on South Avenue East will be out of service beginning September 2015.
  • Landscaping in front of the station is expected to be complete by Spring of 2018.

Current Construction Activity:
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.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
1-855-213-2220
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

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

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

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.

Cranford Township

  • You may see our crews on the right-of-way performing geotechnical work and verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  In addition, you may see construction activities to support the replacement of the electric infrastructure.

    Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G, and it is essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during these activities.

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...

 

Aldene - Warinanco - Linden

About the Project

The Aldene-Warinanco-Linden VFT (AWL) electric transmission project is 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 are 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 replaces existing towers due to end-of-life conditions and electric reliability issues. Electric reliability will be enhanced as a result.

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