Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PJM Board OKs $1.5B in Transmission Upgrades

PJM’s Board of Managers on Wednesday approved more than $1.5 billion in transmission upgrades, led by a project to rebuild aging lines in Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties in New Jersey.

The project, in the territory of Public Service Electric and Gas, will replace transmission equipment as old as 80 years. It will rebuild and upgrade the 138-kV lines in the Metuchen-Edison-Trenton-Burlington corridor to 230 kV.

“The growing need to replace aging infrastructure, energy efficiency and the resulting reduction in the growth of demand for electricity are affecting transmission development,” PJM CEO Andy Ott said in a statement. “The current round of projects approved by the board reflects the trend.”

Other projects approved include transformer replacements and line rebuilds in the PSE&G, Metropolitan Edison, PPL, American Electric Power, Dominion, and Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky areas.

PJM has now authorized more than $30.8 billion in transmission additions and upgrades in its Regional Transmission Expansion Plan since 2000.

PJM’s Board of Managers on Wednesday approved more than $1.5 billion in transmission upgrades, led by a project to rebuild aging lines in Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties in New Jersey.

The project, in the territory of Public Service Electric and Gas, will replace transmission equipment as old as 80 years. It will rebuild and upgrade the 138-kV lines in the Metuchen-Edison-Trenton-Burlington corridor to 230 kV.

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Helicopter repairing transmission line | PSEG

“The growing need to replace aging infrastructure, energy efficiency and the resulting reduction in the growth of demand for electricity are affecting transmission development,” PJM CEO Andy Ott said in a statement. “The current round of projects approved by the board reflects the trend.”

Other projects approved include transformer replacements and line rebuilds in the PSE&G, Metropolitan Edison, PPL, American Electric Power, Dominion, and Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky areas.

PJM has now authorized more than $30.8 billion in transmission additions and upgrades in its Regional Transmission Expansion Plan since 2000.

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