New Power Substation Possible in Teaneck
Utility reports station could improve reliability for local customers, town manager says.
Public Service Electric and Gas has proposed building an electricity substation on the northern border of Teaneck, near Bergenfield, Township Manager William Broughton said.
The proposed substation would be located on Meyer Court, behind the Sears store on South Washington Avenue in Bergenfield, Broughton said at Tuesday’s council meeting. The utility company plans to go before the zoning board in October to seek variances for the land.
“PSE&G is reporting that the installation of this power station would improve the reliability of power for Teaneck residents and Bergenfield residents alike,” Broughton said.
Some of the widespread power outages experienced during Hurricane Irene were blamed on flooded substations, including one in New Milford that powered Teaneck, officials have said. However, it was not known if the project was related to the storm outages.
A utility company spokesperson did not return calls seeking details of the project Wednesday.
Meyer Court is a small residential street located north of Armory Place, near O. DiBella Music. A wooded-area marked with PSE&G “no trespassing” signs sits between the Sears in Bergenfield and the Teaneck street.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available