PSE&G To Modernize New Jersey Gas Systems

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Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) announced a proposal to invest $1.6 billion over the next 5 years to proactively modernize its gas systems – supporting a safe, clean, reliable gas system well into the future. The utility requested the funding, about $320 million per year, in a filing with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
  PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program would include replacing an average of approximately 160 miles of cast iron and unprotected steel gas mains, and about 11,000 unprotected steel service lines to homes and businesses per year, over five years.
  The mains and service lines would be replaced with strong, durable plastic piping, which is much less likely to have leaks and release methane gas. The new elevated pressure systems also enable the installation of excess flow valves that automatically shut off gas flow if a service line is damaged and better support the use of high-efficiency appliances.