New Jersey BPU approves 33 MW extension to PSE&G Solar 4 All program

PSE&G’s Kinsley landfill solar PV farm
PSE&G’s Kinsley landfill solar PV farm

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G, Newark, NJ, U.S.) on November 30th, 2016 announced that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has approved an extension to the utility's “Solar 4 All” program. 

The approval authorizes PSE&G to invest up to USD 80 million over the next three years to build an additional 33 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) farms on landfills and brownfields in PSE&G's electric service territory.

With this new approval, Solar 4 All is now a 158 MW program that utilizes rooftops, parking lots, utility poles and landfills/brownfields for universal solar projects.

This is the second extension to Solar 4 All. The BPU originally approved the program in 2009, allowing PSE&G to install 80 MW of solar capacity. 

The first BPU-approved extension was in 2013 allowing PSE&G to build an additional 42 MW of solar capacity on landfills, brownfields, and 3 MW in solar pilot programs for storm hardening and grid resiliency. 

Of the 158 MW currently approved there are 115 MWc in service, with an additional 10 MW expected to be in service by the end of the year.

PSE&G has invested more than USD 500 million in the program that benefits PSE&G electric customers by supplying solar power directly to the electric grid in a way that is about 40 percent less expensive than typical residential net-metered solar projects.

 

2016-12-01 | Courtesy: PSE&G | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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