$11M awarded to 6 energy projects

TRENTON – The state OK’d more than $11 million for six electricity generation projects today.

Receiving approval were

  • Nestle USA, Inc.  – $3 million for a 7.96 megawatt  combustion turbine engine at its Freehold-based manufacturing facility. 
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – $580,800 for a 1.1 MW natural gas-fired reciprocating engine system that will produce hot water as a by-product.
  • Monmouth Medical Center – Just over $1.5 million for three, 1.0 MW natural gas fired reciprocating engine generators.
  • New CMC, Inc., d/b/a Barnabas Health Community Medical Center – Just over $1.5 million for three 1.0 MW natural gas fired reciprocating engine generators.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb – Just over $1.9 million to support the installation of two natural gas engines aggregating 4.11 MWs each with heat recovery steam generator for exhaust heat recovery and plate heat exchanges for jacket water recovery.
  • UMM Energy Partners, LLC – Just over $2.3 million for a 5.67 MW cogeneration plant in Little Falls that will serve the energy load requirements of Montclair State University and at least one other client.

The joint Board of Public Utilities and Economic Development Authority program is designed to help increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs, according to the state.

The funding was made available through a competitive grant program launched in April 2012 for projects serving commercial, institutional and industrial customers in New Jersey.

“These projects are providing both environmental and economic benefits to New Jersey,” said EDA CEO Michele Brown in a release announcing the awards.  “Through this program, we have been able to increase the energy efficiency of some of New Jersey’s largest energy users, reduce energy costs for all of the state’s consumers, and create new job opportunities for our residents.”

$11M awarded to 6 energy projects