Meeting Date Set on PSEG Power Lines

PSEG to present information at Harbor Links in Port Washington.

A PSEG Long Island truck
A PSEG Long Island truck

PSEG Long Island will present information about a new power line installation project at a meeting at the Harbor Links Clubhouse in Port Washington on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m., a Town of North Hempstead spokesman told Patch. 

The project comprises a five-mile overhead transmission line between Great Neck and Port Washington, according to Newsday. 

In assessing customer demand, PSEG reliability engineers determined that there was a critical need for new transmission circuits to reliably serve customers now, Jeffrey Weir, a PSEG Long Island Spokesman, told Patch. 

Still, Port Washington residents have expressed outrage over the utility pole installation, already visible on Port Washington Blvd.

"What in G-d's name is happening to Port Boulevard??? These GIANT sequoia-sized monstrosities are sprouting each day!" wrote John Meyer, on a Patch Speak Out Board.

"Don't you think it's time to bury the cables?" replied another reader. 

Both overhead and underground cables were considered, but in working with local municipalities, the above-ground poles were determined to be "most reliable" while also considering "the impact to the entire rate base," Weir said. 

Both North Hempstead and Residents for A More Beautiful Port Washington officials have reached out to PSEG Long Island, noting that community members want answers to their concerns about the project.

Residents will have the chance to learn more at information sessions at the March 24 meeting. 

Pam O'Connell March 10, 2014 at 08:19 PM
Manhasset Press posted a negative article "80-Foot Poles Coming Soon" maybe Manhasset is waking up http://www.manhassetpress.com/80-foot-poles-coming-soon/
Leslie Dann Weinberg March 13, 2014 at 12:38 AM
As of two days ago (March 11) they were already putting up poles on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset. Here in Great Neck, none of the village governments have even notified residents that this is happening. They rarely do notify us of anything going on. A quiet community is what they are looking for. They don't like people fighting things. As for the underground cables in Thomaston - it is only underground in that village, not in the rest of Great Neck.
Arguendo March 13, 2014 at 08:29 AM
As previously noted, Residents got their quid pro quo (bury Main Street cabling) early on, but have now been stung by the backlash from the community they claim to represent, which outran them to the right approach, to Andrew Cuomo's desk. When will Ms. Bosworth, Ms. De Giorgio and Mr. Martins get with the program and on the side of local voters they claim to represent?
Chuck Idol May 17, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Please see http://www.PSEGLongIsland.info for videos of the issues. I have been filming.


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