North Central Reliability Project

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About the Project

The North Central Reliability Project is a $390 million job spanning Essex, Morris, Union, Warren, and Middlesex counties, consisting of upgrading 55 circuit miles of 138kV transmission line to 230kV. The upgraded line will run 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 also consists of constructing and converting six existing stations to 230kV operation.  The following stations have been upgraded (as of Winter 2014):

  • 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)

Project in-service date is scheduled for June 2014.

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