BPU To Decide Fate of PSE&G’s Energy Strong Proposal in June

March 2014Articles Chemunique

From February 25 through March 7, the commissioners of the Board of Public Utilities presided over the hearing of the Energy Strong petition that was filed by Public Service Electric and Gas Company in February 2013. The Energy Strong petition proposed an initial 5 year, $2.6 billion program of electric and gas infrastructure investments ostensibly designed to “harden” PSE&G’s distribution network to reduce the frequency and duration of power outages during major storm events like Superstorm Sandy. Despite agreement that measures should be implemented to mitigate the effects of future storms, Energy Strong has been opposed by a broad coalition of interests that include the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition, AARP, New Jersey Citizen Action, NJPIRG and the Sierra Club.

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