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Reliability Project Overview

The Susquehanna-Roseland Electric Reliability Project is a 500kV transmission line from the Berwick area in Pennsylvania to PSE&G’s switching station in Roseland, New Jersey. PSE&G is building the New Jersey portion of the line, while PPL Electric Utilities, based in Allentown, PA, will build the Pennsylvania portion. 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 route for the New Jersey portion of the  line begins in Hardwick Township, Warren County, proceeds east to Andover Township, Sussex County, and on to Hopatcong Borough, also in Sussex  County. The route continues east to Montville Township in Morris County and then turns south to Roseland Borough, Essex County. It follows an existing power line for the entire 45-mile length and will pass through 16 municipalities. The municipalities include Andover Township, Boonton Township, Byram Township, East Hanover Township, Fredon Township, Hardwick Township, Hopatcong Borough, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon Borough, Montville Township, Newton Township, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Rockaway Township, Roseland Borough, Sparta Township and Stillwater Township.

Overall construction began 2Q 2012. The entire project is estimated to be in-service by 2Q 2015.

Activity Overview

Existing towers structures will be deconstructed and replaced with new tower structures that will carry a new 500kV circuit, as well as the rebuilt existing 230kV circuit.

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May 11, 2015

PSE&G prepared for 2015 summer electric demand Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line now fully operational Significant infrastructure investments will maintain reliability

(Newark, N.J. – May 11, 2015) With the new Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line now entirely operational, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is fully equipped to meet customer demand for safe, reliable electricity this summer.

The 500-kilovolt line was fully energized today by PPL Electric Utilities from the Susquehanna station in Berwick, Pa., to PSE&G’s Hopatcong switching station. PSE&G energized the portion of the line from Hopatcong to its Roseland switching station in April 2... Continue Reading

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