PSE&G Seeks To Triple Utility-Owned Solar, Landfill Gas
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced that it has filed a request with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to extend its successful Solar 4 All program.
If approved, the extension will allow PSE&G to invest approximately $275 million to design and construct an additional 100 megawatts-dc (MW-dc) of grid-connected solar capacity on landfills and brownfields in its New Jersey electric service territory by the end of 2021.
Approval of the 100MW-dc extension would nearly triple the amount of landfill and brownfield solar that PSE&G will own and operate in New Jersey from 53MW-dc to 153MW-dc.
The NJBPU initially approved the program in 2009 for 80MW-dc and extended it in 2013 for an additional 45MW-dc of solar capacity. The program currently has 115MW-dc in service through 174,000 pole attached solar units and 28 centralized solar projects. The remaining 10MW-dc of the currently approved 125MW-dc total will be in service by the end of 2016.