Susquehanna-Roseland Reliability Project
About the Project
The Susquehanna-Roseland Electric Reliability Project was a 500kV transmission line project spanning from the Berwick area in Pennsylvania to PSE&G’s switching station in Roseland, New Jersey. PSE&G built the New Jersey portion of the line, while PPL Electric Utilities, based in Allentown, PA, built the Pennsylvania portion. Construction activities are completed on all segments of the Project.
The line begins in Hardwick, Warren County, proceeds east to Andover, Sussex County, and on to Jefferson, Morris County. The line continues east to Montville and then turns south to Roseland, Essex County.
It follows an existing power line for the entire 45-mile length and passes through 16 municipalities. They include: Andover, Boonton Township, Byram, East Hanover, Fredon, Hardwick, Hopatcong Borough, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Montville, Town of Newton, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Rockaway, Roseland, Sparta and Stillwater.
The power line project was mandated by PJM Interconnection, the regional entity responsible for planning the transmission system, who determined that the new line was necessary to ensure reliable electric service.
The New Jersey portion of the line was placed in service in May 2015.
PJM Interconnection is the independent regional entity, under the auspices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, responsible for planning the transmission system in 13 states, including the State of New Jersey. It has determined that these projects are needed to ensure reliability of electricity supplies in our region. These lines will help maintain reliability of the grid and enable PSE&G and other utilities to continue to meet the increasing demand for safe, reliable electric service. Meeting future electric demand will also ensure New Jersey’s economic growth.
Economic Impacts on New Jersey of Upgrading PSE&G’s Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission System
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 will continue to have a positive impact on New Jersey’s economy. Once complete, the $790 million investment [see Forward Looking statement] to upgrade the capacity of PSE&G’s Susquehanna-Roseland transmission network from 230kV to 500kV, will account for the creation of thousands of much needed jobs. The total construction expenditures will also generate 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