May 13, 2016 |
New Jersey's largest electric utility wants to dramatically step up the number of ratepayer-supported solar projects it installs on landfills and brownfields. Public Service Electric & Gas Co. asked state regulators Wednesday to allow it to spend $275 million to install 100 megawatts of solar panels, nearly tripling the capacity of its landfill and brownfield solar farms. PSE&G's proposal is the latest edition of its seven-year-old Solar 4 All program, which initially aimed at installing thousands of solar panels atop its utility poles.
February 25, 2016 |
PSEG Solar Source, the solar-energy subsidiary of New Jersey's Public Service Enterprise Group, announced Tuesday that it has acquired a 36-megawatt system in Colorado for $54 million, the third project it has bought this year from solar developer Juwi Inc. The PSEG Larimer Solar Energy Center, to be built on a 290-acre site near Fort Collins, has a 25-year agreement to sell its power to the Platte River Power Authority. The facility, which will use 117,000 solar panels, was originally called Rawhide Flats Solar.
January 22, 2016 |
PSEG Solar Source, the solar-energy subsidiary of New Jersey's Public Service Enterprise Group, acquired projects in California and Utah for $110 million that increase the company's solar capacity to 214.6 megawatts. The company bought two projects from Colorado solar developer Juwi Inc.: a 3.9 MW facility in Livermore, California; and a 62.7 MW project in Millard County, Utah. The California project, to be named PSEG Lawrence Livermore Solar Energy Center, is currently under construction on the grounds of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, about 45 miles east of San Francisco.
December 2, 2015 |
Subaru of America, Lockheed Martin, Holtec International, the 76ers, and other employers that have announced plans to move facilities to Camden need not worry about gas and electricity when they get there. Public Service Electric & Gas announced $55 million in infrastructure upgrades Monday to accommodate businesses as they relocate to Camden in the new few years, drawn there in part by state tax credits. Utility officials said the improvements are part of the company's master plan to provide reliable service to the initial group of 30 such customers.
November 18, 2015 |
New Jersey regulators on Monday approved a Public Service Electric & Gas Co. plan to replace 400 miles of gas mains over a three-year period, and allow the utility to recover the $650 million cost with higher rates. PSE&G can raise rates only as the work is placed into service, according to the Board of Public Utilities. Upon completion of the program, a typical residential gas customer who uses 1,010 therms a year will pay about $4.80 more per month. The utility is replacing aging metal gas mains with plastic piping that is less likely to leak methane gases.
November 7, 2015 |
From the late 1990s to 2011, Robert D. Lowden was an instructor in the archery program that his wife, Candace, has run for 30 years for the Collingswood Recreation Department. "Three nights a week, for five weeks in June and July," she said, the Lowdens were instructors "for five classes a night, about 100 students. " The recreational classes, held at Collingswood High School for children and adults, have nothing to do with hunting, she emphasized. But they seemed to be a way through which Mr. Lowden, while holding down a full-time job, found time to help his wife, just as he found time to coach his daughters in other sports.
April 17, 2015 |
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Wednesday approved a Public Service Electric & Gas plan to spend an additional $95 million on energy efficiency programs for health care facilities, multi-family housing and small urban businesses, government agencies and non-profits. PSE&G has already invested $227 million on energy efficiency efforts for those sectors through the end of 2014, subsidizing hundreds of hospitals, schools, city halls, firehouses, community service organizations and apartment buildings to save energy and money.
March 4, 2015 |
Public Service Electric & Gas Co. asked New Jersey regulators Monday to approve a request to spend $1.6 billion over the next five years to upgrade its natural gas distribution network, nearly tripling the replacement rate of high-risk mains. PSE&G is the latest utility in the region to propose accelerating replacement of aging gas mains, which have been linked to leaks and explosions. The company proposes to replace about 160 miles of cast-iron and unprotected-steel gas mains per year, up from a current rate of 54 miles.
January 16, 2015 |
New Jersey's Public Service Electric and Gas Co. leapfrogged PPL Electric Utilities of Allentown in this year's J.D. Power ranking of business customer satisfaction among large electric utilities in the eastern United States. On J.D. Power's 1,000-point scale, PSE&G scored 685, ahead of PPL's 681. The 12 large electric utilities had an average score of 659. The scores are based on five measures of customer satisfaction: power quality and reliability, billing and payment, corporate citizenship, price, and communications.
September 20, 2014 |
New Jersey's largest utility has joined a consortium of companies that wants to build a $1 billion bistate Marcellus Shale pipeline. PSEG Power L.L.C., a subsidiary of the Public Service Enterprise Group, has joined a partnership, PennEast Pipeline Co. L.L.C., which announced in August plans to build a 105-mile gas pipeline underground from Luzerne County to the Trenton area. Construction would begin in 2017. Retail utility customers of Public Service Electric & Gas Co. would benefit by better access to low-cost Marcellus gas, said Mike Jennings, a PSEG spokesman.