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New Jersey is the second most solar power-intensive state in the country, right after California. The Public Service Electric & Gas Co.’s ambitious Solar 4 All program took off two years ago, and the utility is now looking to expand the program to the tune of $690 million, creating more solar jobs, panels and power.
The initial scope of the program was for $515 million to generate 80 MW of solar power, and the program has so far proved successful. PSE&G has installed solar panels atop utility poles, feeding power directly into New Jersey’s electric grid. Along with creating new solar jobs, the expansion will install panels in landfills, underutilized land space, warehouse roofs, parking lots and other areas.
So who’s going to pay for all this? Customers of PSE&G will foot the bill with higher rates. While this is obviously raising hackles across the state, the utility estimates that no more than 84 cents per year would be added to the average residential bill.
Even so, the state’s consumer advocate, the New Jersey Division of Rate Council, questions whether the additional investment in solar jobs and power is even necessary. New Jersey already has a multitude of panels in place. The council plans to investigate the utility’s pricing plans further, to ensure the cost to consumers wouldn’t be overwhelming.
Governor Christie of New Jersey has been a target for environmentalists, who question his dedication to clean energy. However, he appears enthusiastic about the Solar 4 All project. “This administration pledges to continue moving forward with our commitment to develop renewable sources of energy,” said Christie, “and with corporate partners like PSE&G, New Jersey will continue to lead the way.”
By the end of 2012, the program will generate solar jobs, as well as enough energy to power about 13,000 average homes.
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