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 ramping up across our service area right now. PSE&G is speeding up the replacement of its aging gas infrastructure, which means more of our crews will be in more towns digging in streets and replacing pipes.
No doubt, the work is disruptive. But it has to be done, now is the time to do it, and here’s why: