South Plainfield Supports PSE&G Energy Strong Program
Thursday, August 22, 2013 • 1:00am
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- The South Plainfield Borough Council passed a resolution supporting PSE&G’s Energy Strong Program. PSE&G’s Energy Strong Program calls for $3.9 billion in investments over 10 years to harden utility infrastructure and guard against increasingly extreme weather. Public Service is proposing spending $2.6 billion in the first five years of the program, and another $1.3 billion over the following five years.
Administrator Glenn F. Cullen said, “When PSE&G officials approached the mayor and I about the program, we could not believe how beneficial it would be to South Plainfield. PSE&G informed the borough the Hancock Street Substation is one of the infrastructure improvements that would be done under the program. That location is what caused widespread blackouts during Hurricane Irene.”
Mayor Matthew P. Anesh said, “The program is calling for a five-year rate freeze. How could we not support it?”
For more information regarding PSE&G’s energy program go to www.njenergystrong.com.