New Milford

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.
  • New 230kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) will be installed at our New Milford station.
  • The new GIS equipment will be housed indoors to considerably reduce the station footprint.
  • Installation of a building to house the new GIS and monitoring equipment will also take place within PSE&G property.
  • The project is scheduled to begin construction in December 2015.
  • The project will be complete and in-service by November 2017.
  • PSE&G will work with the Borough of New Milford Police Department to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
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NOTE: Construction schedule information is tentative and subject to change based on several factors, including weather and field conditions.

New Milford

  • New Milford Substation

    Civil and electrical construction activity will continue inside the station through. No service outages are expected during this work. 

    Due to unexpected changes in construction within the property of the New Milford Substation, PSE&G and its approved contractors will be carrying out additional construction activity on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. 

    Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the New Milford 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 (

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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