Mar 12, 2013

NRG Energy bringing 100-kilowatt solar system to Haiti hospital

Princeton-based NRG Energy announced it is installing an advanced solar power system at Hospital Bernard Mevs, in Port-au-Prince, as it continues its effort to provide reliable energy to Haiti.

Mar 6, 2013

Atlantic City Electric seeks higher distribution charge

Atlantic City Electric, in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton, announced Monday it had asked the Board of Public Utilities to adjust several pass-through charges that appear on customers’ bills to address the increased cost of long-term power purchase contracts with non-utility generators.

Feb 25, 2013

JCPL seeks rate increase as it rebuilds from Sandy

Jersey Central Power & Light, in Morristown, on Friday filed a rate request to recover costs associated with rebuilding its electrical infrastructure following Hurricane Sandy.

Feb 22, 2013

JCPL will invest 200M to expand, strengthen N.J. infrastructure

Jersey Central Power & Light announced Thursday it plans to invest nearly $200 million this year to expand and strengthen its existing infrastructure in northern and central New Jersey, and continue rebuilding efforts in communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

PSEG Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph Izzo
Feb 21, 2013

PSEG’s high-powered upgrade plan has business divided

Public Service Electric & Gas' announcement Wednesday that it hopes to spend some $3.9 billion to upgrade its electric and gas infrastructure over the next 10 years caused quick and passionate responses from various corners of the business community.

A lineman makes repairs to power lines following a storm.
Feb 20, 2013

PSEG aims to spend 4B on infrastructure improvements

PSE&G today proposed investing $3.9 billion over the next 10 years as it works to safeguard its electric and gas infrastructure following damage from Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

Feb 4, 2013

N.J. Super Bowl team was planning for blackouts ahead of New Orleans power loss

Ensuring the strength of the region’s power grid has long been a key focus for planners of the 2014 Super Bowl.

Jan 25, 2013

Experts Clean energy goals still a priority, post-Sandy

“It’s not really an either/or decision,” said Thomas J. Massaro, vice president of marketing and business intelligence at New Jersey Natural Gas. “We’re doing both of these in parallel.”Massaro was one of four panelists tackling the question of whether clean energy can become a major driver in New Jersey’s economy. The forum, held at The […]

Jan 25, 2013

Power 100 list, with lots of new faces, publishes Monday

Expect a lot of new faces on the 2013 NJBIZ Power 100 list when it publishes Monday, Jan. 28. There was a 50 percent turnover rate on the list, meaning half the people on last year’s list came off while 50 new people were added. Also notable was the huge turnover in the top 10 […]

Jan 18, 2013

Trade group chief says fracking unlikely in N.J. anytime soon

“I’m not aware that anyone is engaging in exploring for shale gas in New Jersey,” said Jim Benton, executive director of the New Jersey Petroleum Council. “You’d still have to go through the necessary state and local approval processes.”A one-year moratorium on fracking in New Jersey ended Thursday. But Benton said New Jersey’s “not even […]

Jan 17, 2013

Environmental groups call for ban on fracking waste

Hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” refers to the highly controversial practice of using chemically treated water to free shale natural gas reserves deep underground. The advent of fracking technology has led to vast new drilling opportunities and an economic boom in Western Pennsylvania, but environmentalists say the chemicals used in the process often end up […]

Jan 17, 2013

Contractors named for wind energy transmission project

Atlantic Wind Connection, the company planning to build a massive wind energy transmission system off the United States’ east coast said today it’s has hired Bechtel Corp. and Alstom Group as contractors for the New Jersey phase of the project.The goal of the Atlantic Wind Connection is to act as a transmission “backbone” for a […]