‘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