New PSE&G Substation

New PSE&G Substation being constructed in Hoboken, NJ

Did you know that adjacent to the “public space” sandwiched in-between the two bridges leading to and from Hoboken (as well as the Homeless luxury shanty town) is a new PSE&G substation being built?

What could they be doing this for? I thought Hoboken’s population used be be 75,000 people. Why the need for more power grid infrastructure? Some might argue that this new PSE&G power substation is being built as a result of Hurricane Sandy (I like calling it a hurricane over that grossly over-used and dramatic “super-storm”), or that “Hoboken needs more resilient grids,” etc.

People we’ve spoken with on the streets of Hoboken, however, are curious whether there is “more than meets the eye” here. Some are theorizing it’s being built for other reasons. Such as a new NJ Transit Light Rail station – as well as the (low on the radar) Rockefeller mega-developments that may sprout up underneath your noses. (Yep, those “projects” where massive financial contributions pave the way for “smooth sailing” for developers…)

You ever wonder what’s “going on” without public discourse? This may or may not be one of those situations.

But always question what is going on. And then question it more beyond “official” responses.

PSE&G Substation Hoboken NJ

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rich k
rich k
Monday, May 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Pure speculation, but perhaps they’re building it both to eventually provide extra power for the north end development, and in the short term to allow them to take off line and raise the current substation across from Shoprite. That substation was underwater during Sandy, and feeds not only Northern Hoboken but parts of Jersey City and Union City.
Look around your own home, and total up the electricity you use now compared to what you used 20 years ago. Even if everyone switched to smart thermostats, LED bulbs, and Energy Star appliances en masse, the sheer number of new residential units that have come on line has to be pushing the current infrastructure to the limit.
I do know that there are much more efficient step-down transformers and other components now available at the substation level, that more than pay for themselves short-term when upgraded.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:11 pm

The region has grown tremendously and the voluntary agreements to shut back during peek usage no longer likely meets the minimal needs for community. At that I am no a capacity engineer, but there does come a point where you trade off more down time vs more capacity.

I always wonder how the sewers handle the load or rather shit load. 😯

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:07 am

Dawn Zimmer can only delay the inevitable. The next mayor of Hoboken will probably be selected by the Rockefeller group…

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