Circuit Reliability Upgrades Begin in North Valley Stream and Elmont
(Uniondale, NY – July 31, 2019) - PSEG Long Island has begun another circuit reliability project in the Town of Hempstead, specifically in North Valley Stream and Elmont, to improve the reliability of the energy grid in the area.
During the next three months, PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be at 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 North Valley Stream and Elmont 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 1.5 miles along an electric main line circuit. Crews will work on the following streets:
- Dutch Broadway between Elmont Road and Fletcher Avenue
- Fletcher Avenue between Dutch Broadway and Bowe Road
- Corona Avenue between Dutch Broadway and Midvale Lane
For more project details, visit PSEG Long Island’s FEMA project page at https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentintiatives/femaimprovementprojects and select Town of Hempstead.
This project is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 FEMA, under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.
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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.