PJM approves $1.5B in transmission upgrades, including transformers

United States, New Jersey: PJM, a regional transmission organization in the United States, has approved more than $1.5 billion in transmission upgrades, led by a project to rebuild aging lines in Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties in New Jersey.

The project will replace transmission equipment, some of which is 80 years old, and rebuild and upgrade the 138 kV lines in the Metuchen-Edison-Trenton-Burlington corridor to 230 kV.

Other projects approved include transformer replacements and line rebuilds in the PSE&G, Metropolitan Edison, PPL, American Electric Power, Dominion, and Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky areas.

PJM has now authorized over $30.8 billion in transmission additions and upgrades in its Regional Transmission Expansion Plan since 2000.

Source: RTO Insider