Final construction update for February 25, 2020.

Please see the "News" section for the final construction update for 2020.

Do you have questions about the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project?

Please click this link to read our Fact Sheet on the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project, or see our document library for information on our permits and studies submitted and approved by the New York State Public Service Commission.

About the Project

Project Mission Statement:

PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class system reliability by expanding electrical capacity to meet the needs of the communities it serves, today and in the future. This is especially true on the eastern end of Long Island, where demand continues to grow, and upgrades to the transmission infrastructure are needed.


Project Overview 

PSEG Long Island will be starting construction of the "Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project," which will upgrade the insulators on an existing 69kV overhead transmission line that connects the Wildwood Substation in East Shoreham to the Riverhead Substation in Riverside. The new insulators will allow for the transmission line to carry 138kV of electricity, once completed. In addition, eight (8) existing steel poles will require adjustments to the existing guy wires and two (2) existing poles will require upgrades to the existing arms (which hold the insulators and wires).

No new poles or wire replacements are planned as part of this project. Crews will use overhead bucket trucks to complete the work, and use approved access ways within the corridor, or adjacent to it. The upgrades will ensure that you and your neighbors receive safe, reliable electric power for years to come.

Project Facts

  • 10.6 miles of existing overhead transmission corridor.
  • Adding new insulators to existing steel poles.
  • Adjusting guy wires to 8 steel poles, upgrading arms to 2 steel poles.
  • Work hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with some Saturday daytime work.
  • Work schedule: December 2019 to March 2020.
  • Portions of the corridor will be mown and brush removed to allow access to the existing structures.

News & Events

  • 2020

Final construction notice for the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project.

February 25, 2020
The following is the final construction update for the PSEG Long Island Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project: Tuesday, February 25, 2020.   Crews working on behalf of PSEG Long Island on the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project (WTR) have completed all the approved work of this phase of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) "Article VII” and Environmental Management and Construction Plan permitting process. The work included the replacement of existing insulators, davit arms, and guy wires on certain structures within the LIPA-owned right-of-way. To finalize this phase of the project, crews will be performing corridor restoration in selected areas throughout the next few weeks. The work will be minor in scope and not impactful to the public. Future work is planned for this corridor, including construction and vegetation clearing. However, it is not directly associated with the WTR. For questions about future work, contact PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025. For questions about the WTR for the New York State Public Service Commission, please call 1-800-342-3377 and reference case number 11-T-0116. Thank you for your cooperation with this important project. If you have any final questions, please contact the WTR team via the hotline (631-315-3130), email (info@wildwood2riverhead.com), or the website (www.wildwood2riverhead.com).


New York State Public Service Commission Process

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), through the Article VII process, granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (CECPN) on July 12, 2012, and an Environmental Management and Construction Plan (EM&CP) approval on July 3, 2014, permitting PSEG Long Island to construct the project.

For information about the Article VII Application and related documents in this case, please access the PSC's website (documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=11-T-0116&submit=Search).

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Construction Process

Construction involves four key phases.

1. Corridor preparation:

Portions of the corridor will be mown and brush removed to allow access to the existing structures.

2. Insulator Replacement:

The existing insulators will be replaced with newer insulators which will allow the transmission line to transmit 138kV once completed. Overhead bucket trucks will complete this work within the corridor.

3. Guy Wire adjustment:

On 8 steel poles, crews will adjust existing guy wires.

4. Arm replacement:

On 2 steel poles, crews will replace arms which hold the wires and insulators.

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