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Transmission System

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Transmission lines are high voltage utility wires that carry 138,000, 230,000 or 500,000 volts of electricity. They are strung over long distances and are designed to transmit large amounts of energy over vast areas. Transmission lines are typically constructed on metal towers. These towers are located within the Rights-of-Way on PSE&G easements and company-owned land.

Want to see if we have planned maintenance work in your town? Check the schedule to see where we will be performing vegetation maintenance in 2018.  Please note that most tree trimming is planned, proactive work that ensures the reliability of our system. It is possible you may see work that hasn't been announced. This is due to an imminent issue and it is not considered planned maintenance.

Transmission Contact Information
The Transmission network is overseen by the Transmission Supervisor of Vegetation Management.  See below for contact information.


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Right of Way
Trees located along PSE&G’s Right of Way and in proximity to electrical lines are a danger to the reliability of the electrical grid, the lives of our employees, and the safety of the general public.

A tree in close proximity to a transmission line has the potential to short-out the line, which will cause a hazardous electrical current to traverse through the ground and into underground wires and cables. This can initiate a serious situation that could inflict significant property damage and create a variety of safety concerns.

An outage on a transmission line could impact hundreds of thousands of customers. PSE&G actively maintains the area around transmission lines.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“BPU”) has made vegetation maintenance a major priority since the blackout of August 14, 2003. Recent tree maintenance regulations require that an integrated vegetation management approach be utilized on the border zone. This would allow for, in most cases, low-growing compatible species to remain in this area.

The regulations also require that woody vegetation that naturally matures to a height of 3 feet or greater must be removed from the wire zone of the Transmission Right of Way.

Points to remember:

  • No buildings, swimming pools, decks, sheds, barns, garages, fences, or any other structures can be located within the Right of Way.
  • No lighting fixtures are permitted to be placed under the Right of Way.
  • Septic systems and wells cannot be located within the Right of Way.
  • No materials of any kind are allowed to be hung or affixed to the Transmission Right of Way Towers or any other Right of Way structures.
  • All roads or paths permitting access to transmission Right of Way structures must be clear and unobstructed.
  • Excavations near Transmission Structures are not permitted without proper approval from PSE&G.
  • Activities such as kite flying and model airplane flying are prohibited on or near the Right of Way.

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Transmission Division Municipalities

Northern Transmission Division Municipalities

Alexandria Twp Chatham Twp Florham Park Boro Lawrence Twp New Providence Readington Twp Watchung Boro
Andover Twp Clark Twp Franklin Twp Linden City Newark City Ridgefield Boro West Amwell
Belleville Twp Clifton City Fredon Twp Little Falls Twp Newton Ringwood Boro West Amwell Twp
Berkeley Heights Twp Cranford Twp Hamilton Twp Livingston Twp North Arlington Boro Rockaway Twp West Caldwell Twp
Bernards Twp Delaware Twp Hardwick Twp Long Hill Twp North Bergen Roseland Boro West Milford Twp
Blairstown Twp East Amwell Hardyston Twp Lyndhurst Twp  North Bergen Twp Roselle Boro West Orange Twp
Bloomfield Twp East Amwell Twp Highland Park Boro Mansfield Twp North Brunswick Scotch Plains Twp West Windsor Twp
Boonton Twp East Brunswick Hillsborough Twp Manville Boro North Brunswick Twp Secaucus Town Westfield
Bound Brook Boro East Brunswick Twp Holland Twp Metuchen Boro North Caldwell Twp Somerville Boro Woodbridge Twp
Branchburg East Hanover Twp Hopatcong Middlesex Boro Nutley Town South Brunswick  
Branchburg Twp East Windsor Twp Hopewell Twp Millstone Boro Ogdensburg Boro South Brunswick Twp  
Bridgewater Twp Edison Twp Jefferson Twp Milltown Boro Pahaquarry Twp Sparta Twp  
Byram Twp Elizabeth City Jersey City Monroe Twp Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp Stillwater Twp  
Carteret Boro Ewing Twp Kearny Town Montville Twp Piscataway Twp Tewksbury Twp  
Cedar Grove Twp Fanwood Boro Kinnelon Boro Mount Olive Twp Plainsboro Twp Warren Twp  
Chatham Boro Florence Twp Lambertville City New Brunswick City Raritan Twp Washington Twp  

Southern Transmission Division  Municipalities

Alloway Twp Elsinboro Twp Pennsville Twp Willingboro Twp
Bellmawr Boro Evesham Twp Pine Hill Boro Winslow Twp
Berlin Boro Florence Twp Pittsgrove Twp Woodbury
Berlin Twp Franklin Twp Quinton Twp Woodbury City
Bordentown Twp Gloucester City Runnemede Boro  
Brooklawn Boro Gloucester Twp Shamong Twp  
Burlington City Hamilton Twp Southampton Twp  
Burlington Twp Lower Alloways Springfield Twp  
Cherry Hill Twp Lumberton Twp Tabernacle Twp  
Chesterfield Twp Mansfield Twp Upper Pittsgrove Twp  
Cinnaminson Twp Medford Twp Voorhees Twp  
Cranbury Twp Monroe Twp Washington Twp  
Delran Twp Mount Ephraim Boro Waterford Twp  
Deptford Twp Mount Laurel Twp West Deptford Twp  
East Windsor Twp Pemberton Twp Westampton Twp  
Eastampton Twp Pennsauken Twp Westville Boro  

Reliability /
NJ Tree Trimming Schedule

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Transmission System Safety /
PSE&G Transmission Rights-of-Way Policy

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