New Jersey’s gas and electric infrastructure is on its way to becoming stronger and more resilient thanks to approval of PSE&G’s Energy Strong Program. This $1.22 billion program will allow the utility to proactively protect and strengthen its electric and gas systems against severe weather damage like the state experienced during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.
As part of the Energy Strong program, PSE&G will make the following investments during the next few years:
• $620 million to protect, raise or relocate 29 switching and substations that were damaged by water in recent storms.
• $350 million to replace and modernize 250 miles of low-pressure cast iron gas mains in or near flood areas.
• $100 million to create redundancy in the system, reducing outages when damage occurs.
• $100 million to deploy smart grid technologies to better monitor system operations to increase our ability to more swiftly deploy repair teams.
• $50 million to protect five natural gas metering stations and a liquefied natural gas station affected by Sandy or located in flood zones.