Reliability Project Overview

The North Central Reliability Project will ensure reliable electric power for approximately one-third of New Jersey’s population in the central and northern part of the state by upgrading the transmission system and substations from 138kV to 230kV operation. The selected route follows an existing PSE&G right-of-way connecting PSEG’s West Orange Switching station in Essex County to its Sewaren Substation in Middlesex County. The project also includes PSE&G station construction and upgrades in West Orange, Livingston, Fanwood, Edison, and Woodbridge.

Overall construction began 2Q 2012. The entire project is estimated to be in-service by 2Q 2014.

Activity Overview

Along the existing PSE&G right-of-way, 138kV overhead transmission wires have been upgraded and once energized will operate at 230kV. The lattice structures that held the 138kV wires have been replaced with new monopole structures. PSE&G’s New Dover Substation and its Pierson Avenue Substation have been upgraded from 138kV to 230kV.

All major overhead construction activity, including restoration work, has been completed as of July, 2014.

For more information on this project, please contact:

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


  • Q3 2018 - Q3 2019

    You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

    All work crews associated with the project will have credentials identifying them as working on behalf of PSE&G.  Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G, and it is essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during this activity.

    Additionally, mobilization is anticipated for drilling and pouring of caisson foundations.

    The schedule and locations of these activities are fluid and subject to change based on numerous factors, including weather and ground conditions.  A variety of contractors will be executing the work.
    Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G, and it is essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during these activities.

    NOTE: On or about the week of August 27, 2018, the walking/bike path that crosses the PSE&G electric transmission right-of-way at the end of Amman Road in Edison will be closed for construction activities.  This closure is due to the project’s construction activity and the use of heavy equipment.  For the safety of the community, PSE&G will be installing a barrier fence to prevent unauthorized access across the PSE&G right-of-way from Amman Road until December 31, 2019.

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

Metuchen-Trenton-Burlington Project

Reliability Project Overview

The Metuchen-Trenton-Burlington Project (MTB) is a $739M investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing 138,000-volt (138kV) circuits with 230,000-volt (230kV) circuits between the PSE&G Metuchen Switching Station in Edison, NJ and the PSE&G Burlington Switching Station in Burlington, NJ.  The project replaces aging infrastructure in 17 municipalities and modifies, upgrades or reconfigures 17 electric stations.

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