Black & Veatch has been selected to provide program management and integration services for Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) grid modernization program.

Black & Veatch will implement PSE&G’s Automated Loop Scheme, deploying smart reclosers with digital logic and communication functionality to improve reliability of the electric grid. The program also provides communication infrastructure for future smart grid functions.

Brad VerMeer, director of utility automation services at Black & Veatch, said: “PSE&G is known as a national leader in electric utility service reliability, and is making groundbreaking strides with their grid modernization program.

“The innovative solutions for intelligent infrastructure being implemented will have a positive effect on power delivery and operational reliability of service to PSE&G’s customers for years to come.”

Black & Veatch is providing program management and integration services for the grid modernization program. Specifically, services include program management, design engineering oversight, procurement and logistics and field management, which includes end-to-end system integration.

The initial phase of the grid modernization program will involve the automation of 43 13kV loops, the upgrading of 29 associated substations and distribution management system configuration for operational control and monitoring of the smart devices.