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May 21, 2024
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Solar Developers: New Jersey’s Aging Grid Can’t Accept New Projects
Legislation Would Levy Connection Fee to Fund Upgrades
This map of circuits operated by Atlantic City Electric in South Jersey was displayed by the New Jersey Solar Energy Coalition at a state Senate Energy and Environment Committee hearing to show the difficulty of connecting solar projects. Black circuits will not accept solar connections, and red circuits can accept no more than 250 kW.
This map of circuits operated by Atlantic City Electric in South Jersey was displayed by the New Jersey Solar Energy Coalition at a state Senate Energy and Environment Committee hearing to show the difficulty of connecting solar projects. Black circuits will not accept solar connections, and red circuits can accept no more than 250 kW. | Pepco Holdings
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Parts of New Jersey’s electricity grid are so old and its capacity so limited that new solar projects can’t be connected in certain areas, developers said.
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