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PSEG Long Island Begins Local Reliability Projects in Brookhaven

PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class system reliability to our customers in the Town of Brookhaven.

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Uniondale, NY - October 22, 2015 - PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class system reliability to our customers in the Town of Brookhaven. This month, FEMA funded system improvement projects will begin in the Town of Brookhaven to improve the reliability of the electric grid for thousands of our customers.

Beginning October and lasting approximately six months, PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working on system improvements across four circuits in the Town of Brookhaven. 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 in Brookhaven in order to avoid future outages for our customers,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “FEMA funded projects in Brookhaven will ensure that customers have upgraded equipment that can better withstand extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy.”

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. Earlier this year, more than $729 million of federal recovery funds were secured for the Long Island Power Authority via an agreement last year between Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.

For work locations and more project details, visit online.