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Jump-starting electric vehicle charging in New Jersey

PSE&G is helping to put New Jersey on the road to clean-running electric vehicles.

The state’s largest utility received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to invest $166 million in electric vehicle charging over an expected six years. The investments are designed to accelerate the growth of EV charging infrastructure, encourage more drivers to switch to EVs, improve air quality and reduce health care costs.

“Electrifying transportation is an important component of PSEG’s Powering Progress vision for a future in which we help our customers use less energy, ensure that the energy they use is cleaner, and that energy is delivered more reliably than ever,” said Karen Reif, vice president of PSE&G’s Renewables and Energy Solutions group.

Cars, trucks and buses are the largest source of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, yet New Jersey is behind the curve on EV adoption. The scarcity of EV charging breeds “range anxiety,’’ the fear of running out of power before finding a place to plug in. It’s the No. 1 factor that discourages more people from going electric.

PSE&G’s program is designed to make it easier to drive and charge electric vehicles by supporting the infrastructure for charging equipment at single-family homes, multifamily buildings, government facilities and at publicly-accessible parking lots. The program also will support fast charging infrastructure along high-traffic corridors such as the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway that can charge an EV to 80% power in around 15 minutes.

It is also expected to avoid 14 million metric tons of carbon emissions through 2035, reduce air pollution linked to lung disease and other ailments and create about 400 direct and indirect jobs.

The New Jersey Energy Master Plan prioritizes electrifying transportation as a key strategy to improve the state’s air quality and reduce health care costs. PSE&G’s EV program marks another step toward achieving Governor Phil Murphy’s clean energy vision for New Jersey.

At hearings in October before New Jersey regulators, elected officials, a union representative, private companies and environmental groups testified in support of PSE&G’s EV proposal. Others submitted letters in support of the EV initiative.

Approval of the EV program follows a BPU decision in September to green light PSE&G’s
$1 billion investment in energy efficiency, and its approval earlier this month of a settlement allowing PSE&G to invest approximately $700 million to provide its 2.3 million electric customers with smart meters. Each of these programs will advance PSE&G’s landmark Clean Energy Future proposal, an initiative designed to lower energy costs, reduce air pollution, create jobs and help make New Jersey a leader in clean energy.

“A lack of public and private charging stations has discouraged New Jersey drivers from making the switch to electric vehicles,’’ said Dawn Neville, manager-electric transportation for PSE&G. “Our proposal is designed to address that concern and promote EV adoption, a critical component of New Jersey’s clean energy agenda.”

The remaining vehicle innovation portion of our EV proposal to support medium and heavy-duty vehicles such as school buses and commercial trucks, as well as our energy storage proposal, are pending before the NJBPU. 

For more details, visit psegpoweringprogress.com/electric-vehicles/.

More information about PSEG’s commitment to environmental leadership can be found in its Sustainability Report and ESG Performance Report

Dawn Neville, Manager Electric Transportation - PSE&G

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  • How will PSEG support these initiatives? Through grant programs? I am especially interested in how it will support charging stations in single family homes.

  • Hi I am inquiring to get details for electric charging stations for Condos and Condo Associations. Can you please forward me any details as our board is in the process of looking at options. Very much appreciated!

    Regards,

    Will

    • Hi Will! Our condo association just approved installation of 10 EV charging stations for a 700-unit building in Philadelphia. We reviewed data and bids from 3 providers [Charge Point, Blink & EV Connect] and chose Charge Point. All 3 companies provided “how to” details for condominium buildings. I suggest that you contact an EV charging station provider for more information about how you can participate.

  • Hi – I am inquiring about how PSE&G could help us setup a station for our non-profit organization located in the Carneigie Center, Princeton NJ. We are offering our lot as a potential location but it could serve many other businesses within proximity. I had sent an email on 09/25/20 to a Mike Savage and was hoping to hear back from someone. Thank you for any help or direction that can be given.

  • If the customers investment is the charger, and the vehicle. What exactly is PSE&G investing in? The wires are already feeding electricity, and the panels today are compatible generally speaking. So what does this mean to a PSEG customer?

  • Too bad PSEG office in Edison with its own private EVSE Equipment aka charge stations REFUSED usage of their unused equipment to public. On a Sunday. Empty lot For charging my at that time limited range EV to go to the RV show that was held a short walk away. I had asked for permission several weeks ahead of time prior to going to the Edison facility. After numerous attempts to get answer, I was denied usage the day before by a manager at that facility. Had to take the FUEL guzzler but drove by to see the working empty unused stations.
    Maybe they this is a step in the right direction for PSE&G they certainly were not there for the early EV adopters at least not for this life long PSEG customer. 😀. Looking forward.

  • I am interested in getting more details on how PSEG will support charging stations in single family homes. Someone from PSEG please contact me

  • I’ve been trying to find out what this actually means. The links say nothing. Would be nice if PSEG help with the infrastructure for our condo building garage but I can’t find any contact information.

  • I have had my 2013 Chevy Volt since Feb. 2013. I had a charging station installed in my garage. When I was still working in Phila. there were charging stations at the Woodcrest Station of the PATCO High Speed line. A few years ago we were going to Phila for an event and I was sad to see those charging stations weren’t there any longer. My question, where will these charging stations be located and how will users be charged for them?

  • I am on the Board of a nine building condo association in Bergen County. To explore options, we need detailed information regarding our existing electric infrastructure and whether it is sufficient to provide power for the anticipated number of residents who may wish to have electric vehicles. Does PSEG upgrade the main power lines coming into each building from the outside if the individual buildings do not have enough electric supply?

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