Circuit Reliability Upgrades to Begin in Centerport and Greenlawn
(Uniondale, N.Y. — Jan. 24, 2018) — PSEG Long Island is beginning another circuit reliability project in the Town of Huntington, specifically in Centerport and Greenlawn, to improve the reliability of the energy grid in the area.
Beginning in January and lasting approximately four months, PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will work on this route, replacing existing electrical wires, installing new and more durable poles, and installing or replacing switching equipment to enhance reliability. These infrastructure upgrades will help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.
“PSEG Long Island works hard every day to ensure customers have the most reliable and resilient electric service possible,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of Transmission and Distribution Operations. “Undertaking this FEMA-funded project in Centerport and Greenlawn means even more Long Islanders will be served by equipment that can withstand extreme weather and provide the exceptional service our customers deserve.”
The route covers approximately 2.5 miles along an electric main line circuit. Crews will work on the following streets:
- Smith Street between Greenlawn Road and Broadway
- Broadway between Smith Street and East Sanders Street
- Centerport Road between East Sanders Street and Centershore Road South
- Centershore Road South between Centerport Road and East Main Street (Route 25A)
- Centershore Road between East Main Street (Route 25A) and Westfield Drive
- Little Neck Road between East Main Street and Prospect Road
- Prospect Road between Little Neck Road and Crescent Court
For more project details, visit PSEG Long Island’s FEMA project page at https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentintiatives/femaimprovementprojects and select Town of Huntington.
This project is funded through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program, which was established to harden electrical distribution infrastructure against future storm damage and help restore power more quickly. In 2014, more than $729 million of federal recovery funds were secured for the Long Island Power Authority via an agreement between Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.