Babylon, NY - February 12th, 2016 - PSEG Long Island is beginning its first FEMA circuit reliability projects in the Town of Babylon and Village of Lindenhurst this month. The utility is committed to strengthening key electric circuits in local neighborhoods which will improve the reliability of the electric grid for thousands of its customers.
PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working throughout Babylon and Lindenhurst on these system improvements for approximately four 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 proactively working across the Town of Babylon in order to avoid future outages for our customers in the area,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “We are currently working on FEMA projects across the service territory and adding new towns and work locations allows us to create a more reliable and resilient electric grid for even more of our customers.”
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.
For more project details, including work locations, click here.
About PSEG Long Island
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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