Huntington, NY - June 22, 2016 - Two new circuits are being added to ongoing PSEG Long Island reliability work in the Town of Huntington. The utility will be working in the Town of Huntington and the hamlet of East Northport over the next six months to better improve the reliability of the electric grid for its customers.
PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working on these circuits. 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 customers in Huntington.”
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, visit here.
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 $10.4 billion.