Since Superstorm Sandy, using federal funding, we've replaced 24,800 poles with stronger poles capable of withstanding winds up to 135 mph and storm hardened more than 1,000 miles of electric infrastructure
Over the last 5 years, PSEG Long Island installed 887 automatic switching units (ASUs), or smart switches, to minimize the number of customers who are affected when equipment fails. The units reroute power around the failed equipment, isolating the immediate area where the damage occurred, bringing the lights back on for the surrounding customers.
You might see a new type of cross arm atop some of our poles. To help deflect falling limbs, instead of cradling them, PSEG Long Island installed shorter cross arms on top of some of our poles