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.
- 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.