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PSEG Long Island Continues FEMA Reliability Projects in Riverhead, Southold, and Brookhaven, and Expands FEMA Reliability Projects in Oyster Bay

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  08. January 2016

Uniondale, NY - January 7, 2016 - PSEG Long Island is continuing and expanding FEMA reliability projects.

Continuing FEMA Reliability Projects in Riverhead and Southold

PSEG Long Island is continuing to add work locations to ongoing circuit reliability projects in Riverhead and Southold. By adding more locations in the two towns, the utility will better improve the reliability of the electric grid for even more of its local customers.

Beginning in January, and lasting approximately two months, PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working on system improvements in the Towns of Riverhead and Southold. Work will include replacing existing wires, installing new and more durable poles, and installing or replacing switching equipment to help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.

“PSEG Long Island is dedicated to delivering best-in-class system reliability to its customers,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “Adding additional FEMA projects in Riverhead and Southold will help ensure that more customers have reliable service and equipment.”

Continuing FEMA Reliability Projects in Brookhaven

PSEG Long Island is adding additional circuit reliability work in the Town of Brookhaven. Beginning this month, the utility will be strengthening key electric circuits in the Town of Brookhaven and Villages of Mastic Beach and Port Jefferson.

PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working on these system improvements for approximately three months. Work will include replacing existing wires, installing new and more durable poles, and installing or replacing switching equipment to help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.

“Our customers across Brookhaven deserve service and equipment that they can rely on,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “By adding additional circuits to the current FEMA reliability work, PSEG Long Island is working to ensure that more Brookhaven customers have the best-in-class service they deserve.”

Expanding FEMA Reliability Projects in Oyster Bay

PSEG Long Island is beginning additional circuit reliability work in the Town of Oyster Bay this month. The utility will be working in the Town of Oyster Bay, City of Glen Cove, and in the Villages of Locust Valley, Lattingtown, Mill Neck and Bayville to better improve the reliability of the electric grid for its customers.

PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working on these system improvements for approximately five months. Work will include replacing existing wires, installing new and more durable poles, and installing or replacing switching equipment to help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.

“PSEG Long Island is continuing to work proactively in areas that would benefit from enhanced reliability work,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “Adding more circuits to ongoing FEMA projects allow us to create a more reliable and resilient electric grid for our Oyster Bay customers.”

These projects are 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.

For more project details, including work locations, visit www.psegliny.com/reliability.

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 approximately $11 billion.

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