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PSE&G invests $2.8B in infrastructure

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. said the $2.8 billion it has invested in its infrastructure will help maintain electric reliability for its customers during high-demand periods of the summer.

"These investments, along with our highly skilled and dedicated workforce, play a big role in making us one of the most reliable utilities in the country, and the most reliable in the Mid-Atlantic region 15 years running," John Latka, senior vice president of electric and gas operations at PSE&G, said in a May 31 news release.

The Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. subsidiary eliminated or raised and rebuilt six substations and switching stations in Elizabeth, Garfield, Hoboken, Jersey City, Rahway and South Hackensack, N.J.

The utility installed relays and remote terminal units at 45 substations and installed a new distribution SCADA system in all four divisions to improve system operations monitoring. PSE&G also upgraded 12 transformers to meet electricity demands in Bergen, Camden, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The utility completed transmission hardening projects in five flood-prone stations to benefit customers in Bergen, Camden, Hudson and Union Counties.

Additionally, the company energized and completed phase 2 of the $1.2 billion Bergen to Linden corridor on schedule.