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.
- 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.