Energy Facts – Generation in New Jersey

Energy Facts – Generation in New Jersey

Posted at February 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Facts,Press Release |

Did You Know…

That 52.1% of New Jersey’s electricity generation is from nuclear power.  New Jersey’s four plants at Hope Creek, Oyster Creek, Salem 1 and Salem 2 effectively and cleanly generate over half of New Jersey’s electricity.  Natural gas generates 39.1%; Coal 6.6%, renewable and other sources 2.3%; oil .2%, and hydro .3%.

Salem and Hope Creek reactors alone generate enough electricity for 3 million home daily.  Output from Oyster Creek provides power for more than 600,000 homes in New Jersey.