PSE&G launched a statewide initiative to upgrade electric infrastructure and this week their efforts come to Paramus.
Beginning on Monday, Sept. 23, the utility company will be setting new utility poles for higher capacity lines. PSE&G is making this effort to keep up with an increasing demand for electricity and some of their current lines are over 50 years old.
“With the addition of these new lines, PSE&G is building the area’s electric infrastructure for the next 50 years and beyond,” said Isabel Goncalves-Rooney, PSE&G’s project director. “These upgrades are part of our ongoing commitment to ensure safe, reliable electric service for our customers.”
The new Paramus electric lines will connect substations in Fair Lawn, Dumont and Bergenfield. According to the utility provider, the higher capacity network will increase system reliability by creating additional redundancy.
Approximately 121 utility poles will be replaced in Paramus, over a distance of just under three miles. Pole replacement will continue through the winter. PSE&G plans to work with Paramus Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.
Questions about this project can be directed to PSE&G’s Electric Reliability Upgrade contact number at 1-800-901-5035.