GP Energy brings its solar service into PSE&G territory

Thursday, July 5, 2012 @ 10:07 AM
posted by rene5432

GP Energy has operated in New Jersey in Ocean, Gloucester and Atlantic counties for some time, however, now the company plans to break into new territories in the state that are currently dominated by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).

The Newark-based company is now headed to Somerset County, where it plans to offer alternative energy packages such as residential solar installations to tens of thousands of families. The company recently celebrated its first installation in PSE&G territory – a 12.48 kilowatt solar rooftop in Belle Mead.

The company said it is eager to work alongside PSE&G, allowing it to give more people the opportunity to switch energy providers and use clean solar electricity. John Maroldo, PSE&G lineman, said increased solar usage would greatly help utilities in the region.

"It lessens the loads on our nuclear plants," he said, adding that such increased grid reliability was the best part of solar energy.

According to the Clean Energy Authority, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently stated he would likely sign a new bill that would increase the total number of Solar Renewable Energy Credits electric distributors must purchase. 

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