Everyone Wins With the Right Grid Policies

Vector lines power plant, power lines, industrial vector design, infrastructureThe 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

PSE&G Turns ILR Landfill into Solar Farm

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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

Fuel Diversity: Guaranteeing Reliable, Affordable Energy

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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