PSEG-LI Working on Energy Grid Around Huntington

PSEG Long Island is improving the reliability of the energy grid in Commack, Elwood, Greenlawn, South Huntington and Dix Hills. The storm hardening work on this distribution circuit is part of many system improvements included in the “Power On” program.

PSEG-LI is upgrading the electrical grid around Huntington,  focusing on Commack, Elwood, Greenlawn, South Huntington and Dix Hills.

The utility said Wednesday that the work will improve the reliability of the energy grid. The work includes:

  • 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. PSEG Long Island will actively 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.

“We are working hard to reduce the number of outages that occur during severe weather by strengthening the electric lines that directly power homes and businesses,” said Peggy Keane, PSEG Long Island’s vice president of Construction and Operations Services. “This Power On infrastructure improvement project in Commack, Elwood, Greenlawn, South Huntington and Dix Hills is part of PSEG Long Island’s ongoing, multi-year effort to continue to improve electric reliability for customers.”

Crews will be working on the following streets in Commack, Elwood, Greenlawn, South Huntington and Dix Hills:

  • Colonial Street between Verleye Avenue and Beauty’s Hill Court
  • Elton Drive between Colonial Street and Elmont Lane
  • Eldorado Drive between Elmont Lane and Jericho Turnpike
  • Jericho Turnpike between Eldorado Drive and Dix Hills Road
  • Park Avenue between E Jericho Turnpike and Keeler Street
  • Broadway-Greenlawn between Little Plains Road and north of Dix Hills Road

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PSEG-LI Work Underway in South Huntington

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