PSE&G breaks ground on 10-MW solar plant in New Jersey
Sep 26, 2014 - A unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (NYSE:PEG) said today it had initiated the construction of a 10.14-MW direct current (DC) solar farm in the US state of New Jersey.
The plant is being built by the Public Service Electric and Gas Co (PSE&G) on the Parklands Landfill. The site, which has not been operational since 1989, is owned by the Waste Management of New Jersey Inc. The solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power some 2,000 local households per year once it commences operations in early 2015.
The Parklands solar project is part of the second phase of PSE&G's Solar 4 All programme, which calls for the installation of 42 MW DC of solar capacity on landfills and brownfields during the next several years. The company developed a total of 80 MW DC during the first phase. PSE&G has spent over USD 480 million (EUR 376.5m) on the programme since 2009.
Conti Enterprises Inc will provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project. Previously, it has already developed a solar farm under the same programme - the 3-MW Kearny installation on a closed landfill owned by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.