Brightwaters Substation Upgrades and New Distribution Feeders

Project Specifics

PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class electric reliability and keeping up with load growth throughout the system. The upgrades we are working on are necessary to keep pace with the growing demand for electricity across Long Island. During the next few months, you will see crews working in your area, strengthening the system in your area.

PSEG Long Island will be installing new underground feeder cable lines in your community. The project will utilize horizontal directional drilling to minimize the need to trench or otherwise disturb the roadway or properties. Temporary drill pits will be installed in some areas and limited trenching will be required to tie-in the new cable to existing equipment.

Project Route

  • Wohseepee Lane Drive between Manor Lane and Ridgeway Boulevard
  • Ridgeway Boulevard between Wohseepee Drive and Orinco Drive
  • Orinco Drive between Manor Lane and Malts Avenue
  • Orinco Drive just west of Ridgeway Boulevard

Construction is expected to begin in mid-October and take several weeks.

MyPower Map
For the latest information regarding project work, please visit the MyPower Map

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • What are the work hours?
    Crews will be working Monday – Friday from approximately 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Will the project include new poles or pole replacements?
    No, this project is entirely underground.
  • Will there be tree trimming?
    Trees growing near power lines significantly increase the chance of power outages and pose safety risks. As we expand and improve our electric circuits, we will trim trees, where necessary, following our utility best practice model (ANSI A300 standards as well as the Best Management Practices Tree Pruning publication): 8 feet to each side; 12 feet above; and 10 feet below the conductor.
  • Will there be any power outages?
    PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any power outages associated with this project. However, if the need for an outage arises, customers will be notified in advance.
  • Will there be any traffic interruptions?
    We do not anticipate any traffic interruptions. However, to ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island and its contractors will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work sites as needed.
  • Do you have permission to do this work?
    PSEG Long Island has secured all necessary approvals to complete this work.
  • How can I get more information or leave feedback?
    If you would like to leave feedback about this project, please visit: If you have further questions, please call PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

A brief note on COVID-19.

PSEG Long Island is deeply committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees and our communities. We ask that customers remain in their homes while crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask that they practice responsible “physical distancing” and remain at least 6 feet away to ensure the health of everyone involved. Any contractors that may be used for this project has provided PSEG Long Island with its safety plan, which meets current regulatory requirements with respect to COVID-19, including physical distancing measures.

PSEG Long Island, like many companies, has robust business continuity plans and planning processes that predate the COVID-19 outbreak. We continuously review those plans to ensure their effectiveness in this situation and are implementing them accordingly. In addition, we are leveraging the guidance of the CDC and state and local authorities in the areas we operate. At PSEG Long Island, we know that our customers rely on us to power their lives and businesses. We are doing our part in fulfilling this commitment. For more information, please visit

As always, customer and employee safety is our primary concern. Please be cautious when travelling near our construction work zones.

POSTED DATE: 12/2/21