Raven SantanaOct 26, 2017, 6:40 pmOct 27, 2017, 6:58 am

FiOS1 Exclusive: Behind the scenes with PSE&G's 'Energy Strong' program

The utility has spent $1.2B raising and reinforcing substations to prevent future power outages from flooding


NEWARK - Superstorm Sandy left two million of PSE&G's 2.2 million electric customers without power in 2012.

Now, thanks to the utility's $1.2B "Energy Strong" program, PSE&G has rebuilt its power stations, reinforcing substations and switching stations in order to withstand future severe weather events.

When the planned upgrades are complete, 490,000 PSE&G customers previously impacted, including hospitals, airports and a correctional facility, would not lose power from flooding.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in two years, and has created jobs as the utility company needed to hire engineers, electricians and tradesman to successfully build the new stations.

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