PSE&G Seeks Approval for Next Phase in Major Overhaul of Gas Infrastructure
March 2, 2023 | njspolightnews.org
New Jersey’s largest utility is seeking state approval to continue a major overhaul of its gas infrastructure, replacing aging cast-iron and steel pipelines prone to leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
The three-year $2.54 billion proposed project, filed with the state Board of Public Utilities Wednesday, also would allow PSE&G for the first time to use renewable natural gas and hydrogen in its gas distribution system, which serves nearly 2 million customers.
NJ SEED: Replacing aging infrastructure is costly but essential. In planning to adapt new pipelines to transmit renewable natural gas and hydrogen the state’s largest public utility continues to demonstrate its ability to adjust to changing political winds.