Posts Tagged 'PSE&G'

NJ Wind Power


You want clean energy NJ?  Here it comes.  So now the question is are you really ready for clean power in NJ or are you feeling a NIMBY attitude coming on?  People in Atlantic City, Margate, Ventnor, Longport and Brigantine may initially be worried about seeing wind turbines from their homes.

Hopefully building the wind turbines 15 miles out to sea is a good enough distance.  That far out officials believe you won’t see it most of the time from the shore because of the ocean haze.  The other reason for the distance is that there are also far fewer birds who could be hurt or hurt the equipment.

So the state’s first award for offshore wind to the Danish energy company Ørsted and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) for a proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project was granted by the NJ Board of Public Utilities.  This is all part of a push by Governor Murphy to raise the proportion of energy in NJ derived from cleaner sources.

So the plans for this $1.6 billion wind-energy farm is the largest of its kind in the U.S.  Let’s do this!


link to Wind Power article

link to deeper Wind Power dive


PSE&G site plans


Two big development projects in Maplewood have been scuttled this year.  First,  the Post Office development plan didn’t work out with Supermarket – Kings, and now the developer for the PSE&G site near the Irvington border has pulled out.  These are two very important sites that will have a big impact on the future of Maplewood. and tonite’s town council meeting will be a forum for discussion on the matter

Environmental contamination on the site on Boyden Avenue made remediation costs higher than developer, Parke Place, LLC had anticipated.

Avalon Bay Communities is the newest player who will attempt to develop the site by buying it from Parke Place.  The town is reportedly offering the same financial incentives to Avalon which included a  a 30-year PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) at 10% of construction costs, which are estimated to be roughly $40 million.

For more details, check out the article on Village Green below.