The concept of living “off the grid” isn’t just for those who want to shrink their environmental footprint.
In the wake of severe storms like Superstorm Sandy and most recently Hurricane Matthew, policymakers and others are looking increasingly to a number of so-called “distributed energy resources” to keep the lights on locally even when Mother Nature delivers devastating blows to utility equipment. Continue reading
If you are in an accident, hit a utility pole and power lines fall on your car, what do you do? Earlier this month, I responded to an accident just like this in Linden, NJ where a father and son were trapped inside their car by live wires, making it unsafe for them to get out.
The recently completed ILR Landfill Solar Farm in Edison, NJ is the latest example of how PSE&G, through our Solar 4 All® program, is using landfills and brownfields to increase the amount of universal solar in New Jersey. Built on a long-closed landfill on the banks of the Raritan River, the ILR project returns 21 acres of landfill space to productive use through its 23,834 solar panels that will power more than 1,200 homes each year. Continue reading
A 64-year-old, 12-inch, cast iron gas main cracked in Paramus last week. Traffic snarled on Rt. 17 while we made emergency repairs…again. That was the third time in two years we’ve had to patch up this section of pipe. Installation of a replacement gas main is underway. Continue reading
As days grow colder, many New Jersey families are relying on natural gas to keep their homes warm and comfortable.
Increasingly, in many parts of the U.S., we’re also turning to inexpensive, abundant natural gas to generate the electricity that powers our homes and businesses.
In New Jersey, we traditionally have relied on a diverse mix of fuel to generate electricity – about half our energy has come from nuclear, with the remaining split between natural gas and coal, and more recently a small but growing amount of solar (currently in the range of 4 percent) . Continue reading