PSEG: One of lowest carbon emissions rates among largest U.S. power producers

PSEG announced it has one of the lowest carbon emissions rates of the nation’s largest power producers. As the deputy general counsel and managing director of environment at PSEG, I couldn’t be more proud of our achievements to date and the continued efforts across the company as we strive towards a clean energy future. Continue reading

Use of remote cameras sparks safety best practice innovation

PSEG Power operates one of the most balanced portfolios in the country – both in terms of fuel mix and market segment (baseload units, load-following units and peaking units). PSEG Power operates a fuel-diverse fleet consisting mainly of nuclear and natural gas plants, with a growing renewable portfolio. Our plants are located in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
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‘My mom builds power plants’

Everyone agreed on this point: Hitting the Brooklyn Bridge with our 7-million-pound generator would be a disaster.

My team and I were seated at a conference room table with PSEG executives and it was my responsibility to convince them that my team could barge the Heat Recovery Steam Generator – the 11-story heart of our new Bridgeport, Connecticut, power plant – beneath the landmark bridge without damaging either one.

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Fuel Diversity Makes Sense

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Even while the warm weather of August is still in our minds, I want to bring you back to the extreme cold that held New Jersey in an icy grip for the last two winters.

Temperatures plummeted and customers throughout the Northeast had their heaters running nonstop to keep their homes warm. Demand rose so much that power plants were not able to buy enough natural gas to run. Fortunately, there were other power plants available (including our own) that could run on other fuels – coal and oil for instance – so that electric service was not disrupted. Continue reading