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PSEG Long Island energizes new transmission line in Nassau

USA, New York, Uniondale: PSEG Long Island announced on 7 January it has completed construction of a new 12 km (7.3 mi) underground transmission line.

The line increases the reliability and resiliency of the electric system in western Nassau County. The line, known as the Western Nassau Transmission Project, was put into service in December 2020, meeting regulatory deadlines and coming in significantly under budget.

“Western Nassau County had two major transmission lines connecting the substations in the area, which were sufficient when initially installed. However, populations have grown, electronic devices are essential to modern life, and energy grid redundancy standards have been adjusted accordingly,” said Peggy Keane, vice president of Construction and Operations Services for PSEG Long Island.

First announced in early 2018, plans for the large-scale project were subject to extensive review by the state Public Service Commission, including multiple public information sessions. PSEG Long Island worked closely with stakeholders to finalize a construction plan that would minimize impacts to neighborhoods, commercial districts, schools, wildlife, and more.

After two stages of state approvals were obtained, PSEG Long Island began construction in December 2019, installing conduits, manholes and cable beneath surface streets before re-paving the roads and restoring curbs along the project route. The underground line was energized on 9 December 2020.

PSEG Long Island has been recognized by the American Public Power Association as a ‘Diamond’ Reliable Public Power Provider for providing reliable and safe electric service.

 

Source: PR Newswire

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