Recent news of natural gas explosions in parts of the United States has left many residents wondering if they are at risk. After such incidents, our gas technicians and inspectors in the field receive many more questions than usual. Our company prioritizes safety and we work hard to protect the communities we serve, as well as our systems, so we’re able to provide many reassurances. Continue reading
When PSE&G replaced aging gas pipes in the Borough of Westwood as part of its Gas System Modernization Program, the work took crews right in front of The Iron Horse Restaurant on Washington Avenue. Needless to say, The Iron Horse owner Lee Tremble was concerned about how this work would impact his business. After all, closing the restaurant or blocking pedestrians would mean losing customers and money. Much to his surprise, that wasn’t the case.
“It was pretty much an extraordinary experience,” said Tremble. “PSE&G worked around my schedule. The crew started work early and made sure to finish their work by the time I opened each day at 11:30 a.m. I never lost one minute of operation. And when the first bill came after the upgrade, the gas part of my bill went down because everything was running more efficiently. Everything PSE&G said they were going to do, came to be.”
When Judy Cariani was notified last June that PSE&G planned to replace natural gas lines in her Springfield neighborhood, she admits that she was skeptical.
Everyone agreed on this point: Hitting the Brooklyn Bridge with our 7-million-pound generator would be a disaster.
My team and I were seated at a conference room table with PSEG executives and it was my responsibility to convince them that my team could barge the Heat Recovery Steam Generator – the 11-story heart of our new Bridgeport, Connecticut, power plant – beneath the landmark bridge without damaging either one.
Detours are an inevitable byproduct of a critical project that’s making our gas service safer and more reliable. PSE&G is speeding up the replacement of its aging gas infrastructure. Our crews are in more than 150 towns digging in streets and replacing pipes this year alone.