Garfield

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

  • Elevation of new and existing distribution equipment in accordance with Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recently revised flood hazard guidance to mitigate the impact of future flooding events as experienced during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. 
  • Raise two (2) unit substations, the 26 kilovolt (kV) bus system, and critical equipment.
  • Deconstruction of existing foundations and structures.
  • Rebuild the structural support and build access platforms, complete with ladders and guard rails.
  • Construction is expected to begin in October of 2015 and is expected to continue until March 2016.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
1-855-213-2220
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973-430-7734
December 17, 2015

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