Monday, March 31, 2014

Will NJ have enough power to keep the lights on?

South Jersey could lose more than 1,000 megawatts of power generation in coming years, with the
Oyster Creek Generating Station in Ocean County shutting down in 2019 and the fate of the B.L. England Generating Station in Cape May County unclear.

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But Braden Campbell of the Press of Atlantic City reports that the Garden State
more than 2,000 megawatts in new generation set to hit the grid.

"The natural gas-powered West Deptford Energy Station in Gloucester County will add more than 700 megawatts of generation potential when it’s completed later this year, and another natural gas plant being built in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, is slated to generate 700 megawatts in 2015. The Newark Energy Center will generate 655 megawatts starting in mid-2015."

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