Monday, September 19, 2016

PSE&G Plans Electric Facility in Newark's East Ward

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Newark, New Jersey: The region's largest utility company is proposing several projects in the Newark area.

PSE&G is planning to construct a power station in an industrial area of Newark's East Ward not far from the Newark Bay and the Essex County Correctional Facility. According to a legal notice, the company has applied to the Newark Central Planning Board to construct a facility at 611-661 Doremus Avenue, near the corner of Wilson Avenue. The proposal, which will be heard at City Hall by the board on Monday, September 26th at 6:30pm, calls for a 960 square foot control building, two new power and light transformers, six breaker/disconnect switch combo units, nine 65-foot lightning masts, and 11 lightning rods.

According to NJ Parcels, the site is owned by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, which operates a treatment plant on adjacent property along Wilson Avenue.

In addition, another legal notice states that PSE&G is involved in the Circuit A-2306 230 kV Underground Transmission Project, and is constructing a new 230kV underground transmission line from the West Orange Switching Station at the corner of Mount Pleasant and Prospect Avenues to the McCarter Switching Station at 11th and Littleton Avenues in Newark. The company is requesting to "discharge treated groundwater from dewatering activities associated with the construction of the Circuit A-2306 230 kV Underground Transmission Project" into a storm drain inlet at Springdale Avenue and Ellington Street in East Orange's Ampere neighborhood.

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