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New Jersey Electricity

Sources of Electricity Jan. 2012
Source Thousand
% GHG *
Direct Indirect
Nuclear 3,115 60.5% 15
Natural Gas-Fired 1,818 35.3% 468 92
Coal-Fired 137 2.7% 904 233
Other Renewables † 79 1.5% ?
Hydroelectric 2 0.04% 120
* Greenhouse Gases grams of CO2 equivalent / KWh
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.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and World Nuclear Association

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 Auction
As of 2007 28% of our power was imported from other states.
Weather-Normalized Coincident Summer Peak Demand and Total Capacity Resources, 2006
Company Peak
Demand (MW)
Capacity (MW)
MW %
ACE 2,710 1,712 -998 -37%
JCP&L 5,978 3,824 -2,154 -36%
PSE&G 10,330 11,264 934 +9%
NJ total 19,018 16,800 -2,218 -12%
According to data provided by PJM, during the five hours of highest demand in New Jersey in 2006, the state drew from the following out of state sources:
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.
Source: eRedux

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).
Split is around 33-43% delivery and 66-57% electricity.

Some companies are:
North American Power CT
ResCom Energy NJ
See a complete list at:
Board of Public Utilities (

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.

See Also:
General Energy Issues | NJ OCE Web Site
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
New Jersey Energy Data

Updated Apr. 30, 2012