North-Central Reliability Project

North Central Reliability Project

About the Project

The North Central Reliability Project, a $390 million job spanning Essex, Morris, Union, Warren, and Middlesex counties, consisted of upgrading 55 circuit miles of 138 kilo-volt (kV) transmission line to 230 kilo-volt (kV). The upgraded line runs through: West Orange, Livingston, Roseland, Florham Park, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Clark, Edison, Metuchen and Woodbridge along an existing PSE&G overhead right-of-way.

The project consisted of constructing and converting seven existing stations to 230kV operation. The following stations have been upgraded:

  • West Orange Switching Station (West Orange)
  • Marion Drive Substation (West Orange)
  • Laurel Avenue Substation (Livingston)
  • Fanwood Substation (Fanwood)
  • New Dover Substation (Woodbridge)
  • Pierson Avenue Substation (Edison)
  • Woodbridge Substation (Woodbridge)

The project was completed on time and was placed in-service in June 2014.

Economic Impacts of PSE&G’s North-Central Reliability Project

Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy recently released a report detailing the estimated economic impact of the transmission network upgrades planned as part of PSE&G’s statewide infrastructure upgrades.

According to the study, the project has had a positive impact on New Jersey’s economy. The $390 million investment [see Forward Looking statement] to upgrade the capacity of PSE&G’s North-Central transmission network from 138kV to 230kV, accounted for the creation much needed jobs. The total construction expenditures also generated labor compensation, state and local tax revenue, licensing and permitting fees paid to governments and public agencies and total gross domestic product for New Jersey (GDP).

Read the Rutgers Report: Economic Impact Analysis of PSE&G's Capital Expenditure Portfolio


For more information on this project, please contact:

Richard Dwyer

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All major overhead construction associated with this project has been completed as of 2Q 2014.

August 27, 2014

Rutgers Study: PSE&G is an Economic Engine for New Jersey
Transmission upgrades responsible for creating 6,000 jobs annually from 2011-2021

(Newark, NJ – August 27, 2014) – From 2011 to 2021, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) investments in New Jersey’s electric transmission network will be a powerful stimulant of the state’s economy, according to an analysis by Rutgers University. The report, released today, concludes the company’s 10-year, $8.1 billion transmission investment program will support 6,000 jobs annually -- generating more than $4.3 billion in salary and benefits and... Continue Reading

Structure Design

  • Photo simulations of the proposed monopoles for the North Central Reliability Project:*
  • Ash Brook
  • Scotch Plains
    *The pictures depicting the proposed monopoles are photo simulations of what the new structures will look like, and may differ slightly from the actual appearance of the monopoles, once installed