Hackensack

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 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.

Current Construction Activity:
August 2016 through December 2016

Hackensack Substation

Electrical and Civil Construction activity will occur inside the PSE&G station fence line.

Due to this construction activity please expect unavoidable noise from the site during work hours.

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Hackensack City 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.

Hackensack

  • August 2016 through December 2016

    Hackensack Substation

    Electrical and Civil Construction activity will occur inside the PSE&G station fence line.

    Due to this construction activity please expect unavoidable noise from the site during work hours.

    Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Hackensack City Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

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...

 

Northeast Grid Reliability Project

Reliability Project Overview

The Northeast Grid Reliability Project will upgrade PSE&G’s power service in the northern part of the state from current 138 kV service to 230 kV on existing overhead transmission lines to comply with requirements set by the PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission operator (RTO).  The project also includes the reconfiguration of switching stations in Roseland, Clifton, Saddle Brook, Newark and Jersey City and the addition of 230 kV underground transmission circuits in 20 northern New Jersey towns.

Underground construction commenced Q3 2012 and overhead construction commenced Q4 2013. The entire project is estimated to be in-service in June 2016.

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