BPU holding hearing into electric generating capacity

TRENTON  – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will hold the first of several legislative-type of hearings today concerning possible problems with new electric generating capacity in the state.

The purpose is to take testimony and assess possible impediments in the development of new electric generation capacity in the state; issues concerning the PJM transmission planning process; the competitiveness of the power market; as well as to determine if there is a need to pursue additional generating capacity beyond the 2,000MWs already under contract under the Board’s recently concluded Long-Term Capacity Agreement Pilot Program proceeding. The hearing will be chaired by Lee A. Solomon, president, NJ Board of Public Utilities.

The hearing will be at 10 a.m. at BPU, 44 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton.

Gov. Christie made new electric generating capacity via gas-powered plants part of his Energy Master Plan recently unveiled.

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BPU holding hearing into electric generating capacity