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Sources of Electricity Jan. 2012
Direct - from burning
Indirect- Mining, Transport, Operation, ...
Other renewables include wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
New Jersey Electricity distribution companies: Electric customers 2.2 million Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) 1 M Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) 0.5 M Atlantic City Electric (ACE) 0.07M Rockland Electric Company (RECO) Source: BGS AuctionAs of 2007 28% of our power was imported from other states.
Weather-Normalized Coincident Summer Peak Demand and Total Capacity Resources, 2006
5,970 MW of power from the mid-Atlantic 500 kV system.
3,290 MW of power from three utilities in eastern Pennsylvania - Metropolitan Edison, PECO, and PPL.
750 MW of power from New York Independent System Operator (New York ISO)
Source: Powering new Jersey's Future | Environment NJ
Note: Coal usage has dropped from 15.6% in 2002 to 2.7% in 2011.
New Jersey which had 14% of the population also accounted for 14% of the emissions in the ten Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) states.
NJ had the 9th highest population in the US, but was 16th in total Carbon output.
Under deregulation (New Jersey Electric Choice program) you can purchase your electricity from a variety of energy brokers and pay them for the electricity and pay your local company (PSE&G, JCP&L for delivery services only).
Some companies are: ConEdison North American Power CT ResCom Energy NJ See a complete list at: Board of Public Utilities (www.state.nj.us/bpu/commercial/shopping.html)In 2009 a 350-megawatt offshore wind farm was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and will consist of 96 wind turbines arranged in a rectangular grid 16 to 20 miles off the coast of Cape May and Atlantic counties, pending completion of the permitting process.
It has stalled since then.
Updated Apr. 30, 2012