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 Superstorm Sandy.
  • Relocate and install two (2) new 13kV  and one new 26kV shelter aisle switchgear units on raised platforms
  • Deconstruct the existing Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS) equipment
  • Install and raise new 230kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS)
    • The new GIS, which will be housed indoors, allows for the addition of increased power capacity, increased reliability, and will reduce the equipment footprint. 
  • PSE&G will work with the Borough of Hillsdale Police Department to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
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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...


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