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.
- Elevation of new and existing equipment in accordance with the US Department of Homeland Security 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.
- Install and raise new critical infrastructure and its supporting equipment, including a new control house on an elevated platform.
- New underground cables will be installed and connected to new equipment and tied into existing circuits to add additional protection for customer power supply.
- Deconstruct existing foundations and structures.
- The project is scheduled to begin construction at the end of December 2015 and will be completed in three phases.
- The Energy Strong project will be complete and in-service by November 2017.
- Non-Energy Strong work will continue inside the station through April 2018.
- PSE&G will work with the Hackensack City police department to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.