Circuit Reliability Upgrades to Begin in Massapequa and Amityville
(Uniondale, N.Y. — Jan. 24, 2018) — PSEG Long Island is beginning another circuit reliability project in the Towns of Oyster Bay and Babylon, specifically in Massapequa and Amityville, to improve the reliability of the energy grid in the area.
Beginning in January and lasting approximately three months, PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will work on this route, replacing existing electrical wires, installing new and more durable poles, installing or replacing switching equipment, and transferring main line wires underground in select rear properties to enhance reliability. These infrastructure upgrades will help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.
“PSEG Long Island is proud to make these FEMA-funded infrastructure improvements Massapequa and Amityville at no additional cost to our customers,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of Transmission and Distribution Operations. “It’s just one of many ways that we work hard every day to give Long Islanders the outstanding electric reliability and resilience that they deserve.”
The route covers approximately 2 miles along an electric main line circuit. Crews will work on the following streets:
- Broadway (Route 110) between Nathalie Avenue and West Oak Street
- Washington Avenue between Locust Avenue and Broadway (Route 110)
- Louden Avenue between County Line Road and Broadway (Route 110)
- County Line Road between Louden Avenue and Greene Avenue
- East Cedar Street between County Line Road and Clocks Boulevard
- Kenwood Avenue between East Cedar Street and East Maple Street
- Albany Avenue between Broadway (Route 110) and Sunrise Highway (Route 27)
- Dixon Avenue between Broadway (Route 110) and Overland Avenue
For more project details, visit PSEG Long Island’s FEMA project page at https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentintiatives/femaimprovementprojects and select Town of Oyster Bay.
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.