PSE&G to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Utility Upgrades
Upgrades could increase reliability for Teaneck utility customers.
Public Service Electric & Gas will hold a public meeting Wednesday night about plans for an upgraded power substation on the Teaneck-Bergenfield border, a company spokeswoman said.
The expanded substation, planned for Meyer Court behind the O. DiBella Music store, has been touted as a way to prevent overloads and some power outages. Details of the project were not immediately available, but company spokeswoman Deann Muzikar said PSE&G would appear before the Teaneck Zoning Board on March 1.
Bergenfield’s Zoning Board approved the two town project in July 2011, Muzikar said. The work would require variances from the board, Teaneck officials have said.
Wednesday’s meeting will also address overhead and underground circuit improvements in town.
That work, along with the Bergenfield substation project and possible improvements to Teaneck’s substation near the Richard Rodda Community Center, will improve reliability for area utility customers, company officials have said.
“Together, these projects will reduce the possibility of overloads that could impact 82,000 people in eastern Bergen County,” Muzikar said in an e-mail.
The work, however, would have little impact on outages caused by downed trees, company representatives said in a presentation before the town council. PSE&G has drawn sharp criticism for its response to outages brought on by the powerful October snowstorm.
PSE&G's public meeting will be held at the Teaneck Armory at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.