Storm-Hardening Projects

Strengthening the Infrastructure

PSEG Long Island is standing up to severe weather by storm hardening the electric infrastructure that powers our communities. Our storm-hardening program focuses on mainline circuits, the backbone of PSEG Long Island’s distribution system. The mainline powers the many branch lines that power your home or business.

Continued Efforts 

Storm hardening efforts include stronger poles, narrower cross arms that help wires deflect falling branches, stronger wire and smart switches that minimize the number of customers affected by any one outage. These upgraded circuits have seen a significant reduction in storm damage and 25% fewer outages. PSEG Long Island started storm hardening in early 2015, utilizing a $729 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. When this work concludes early next year, we will have:

We’re not stopping there: PSEG Long Island is planning a continued storm-hardening program that will replace poles and wires on an additional 117 miles of mainline circuits over the next few years. 

What's happening in your neighborhood?

PSEG Long Island is committed to strengthening the electric infrastructure and improving reliability and will be continuing to storm harden the system. We’re working closely with local officials to keep them informed and to minimize potential interruptions.

Visit the MyPowerMap to see what storm hardening is happening in your community.

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