August 31, 2009

The feds determined the need

In a recent letter, Scott Klinger questioned the need for our proposed upgrade to the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line.

Let's be clear: This requirement came from the independent experts empowered by the federal government to manage the electric grid. They warn that New Jersey risks brownouts and blackouts by 2012 unless this upgrade is completed on time.
And that's not surprising, when you consider it went into service in 1931.

We have held dozens of meetings to listen to residents and local officials over the last year. And we are doing everything we can to make our footprint as light as possible, starting with our decision to stay within the existing right of way.
But reliable power is critical to the region's economy, and to the safety and convenience of its citizens. Making sure the lights stay on is a mission we take very seriously.
Regional Public Affairs Manager