Owner: Public Service Electric and Gas
Location: Readington Township, NJ
Highlight: Successful installation of a new 500kV transformer.
Following the major failure of a 500KV transformer, VPG was tasked to install a new SMIT 500KV Transformer at the Branchburg 500KV Substation. The site was energized for the duration of the project with 500/230/13kV. VGP coordinated delivery of all equipment, as well as assembled, wired, and terminated the 500KV to 230KV transformer. Our controls crew was responsible for all power, control fiber, and tertiary cables in the 500kV yard, 230kV yard, and the Control house. Throughout the installation VPG complied with the NERC CIP status of the Branchburg 500KV yard, ensuring the security and reliability of the electric grid.