PSEG-LI said Friday that it is strengthening the energy grid in several areas of Huntington, Huntington Station, Halesite and Lloyd Harbor.
The work began recently and is expected to last about nine months. The utility said it would notify local officials about any potential traffic problems.
The storm hardening work on this distribution circuit is part of many system improvements included in the “Power On” program.
“This Power On infrastructure improvement project in Huntington, Huntington Station, Halesite and Lloyd Harbor is part of our ongoing, multi-year effort to continue to improve electric reliability for our customers,” said Peggy Keane, PSEG Long Island’s vice president of Construction and Operations Services. “PSEG Long Island is strengthening the electric lines that directly power homes and businesses because we know that electric reliability is more important than ever to our customers.”
Stronger poles: PSEG Long Island will replace some existing utility poles with stronger, more durable poles that are capable of withstanding winds up to 135 mph. The new poles will be approximately the same height as the existing poles, have a stronger base and will be placed no more than 5 feet from the current pole locations.The utility will coordinate the removal of old poles with other utilities and municipalities.
Narrow profiles: To help wires deflect falling limbs instead of catching them, PSEG Long Island will be installing shorter cross arms atop some poles.
Stronger wire: Current wire will be replaced with more resilient and durable wire.
Upgrading: PSEG Long Island will upgrade or replace worn equipment as necessary.
Crews will be working on the following streets in Huntington, Huntington Station, Halesite and Lloyd Harbor:
Since the launch of Power On in 2020, more than 256 miles of the most vulnerable distribution mainline circuits on Long Island and in the Rockaways have been storm hardened with stronger poles, thicker wire and other modern equipment.
For more project details, visit https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentinitiatives/stormhardeningprojects
Where work is planned: