NJEC Welcomes its Newest Members

NJEC Welcomes its Newest Members

Posted at May 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Members,Press Release |

NJEC Welcomes its Newest Members

Atlantic County Utilities Authority

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is charged with providing responsible waste management services to protect local waters and lands from pollution, but goes beyond its mandate to explore renewable energy and alternative fuel projects.

ACUA has become a recognized leader in alternative energy and environmental innovation.  Some of its initiatives include a 500-kW solar project and the 7.5 MW Jersey Atlantic Wind Farm at the wastewater treatment plant, a 5.4 MW landfill gas-to-energy project, and the area’s first publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling station in Egg Harbor Township.  ACUA is transitioning its biodiesel collection fleet to CNG and continues to build its fleet of zero-emissions electric vehicles.  ACUA is also partnering with Viridity Energy to install one megawatt of battery storage at the wastewater facility.  The system is planned to be installed later this year.

In addition to the wasterwater treatment facility in Atlantic City, home to the Jersey Atlantic Wind Farm and a large solar project, ACUA’s solid waste facilities are located on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township at the 360-acre Haneman Environmental Park.  The facilities at this complex include a landfill, a single-stream recycling center, compost site, transfer station, maintenance center, geothermal administration building and landfill gas-to-electricity project, a compressed natural gas station, a biodiesel fueling station, electric vehicle charging stations, and a new “green” vehicle wash.  Both the single-stream recycling center and landfill gas project are public/private partnerships, operated by private companies.

Delaware River and Bay Authority

The Delaware River and Bay Authority was created by Compact in 1962.  The DRBA, overseen by six commissioners from New Jersey and six from from Delaware, is charged with providing vital transportation links between the two states as well as economic development in Delaware and the four southern counties of New Jersey.

To fulfill these missions, the DRBA operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Delaware City-Salem Ferry, the Riverfront Marketplace, the Salem County Business Center and five regional airports – New Castle, Civil Air Terminal at Dover AFB, Delaware Airpark, Millville Airport, and Cape May Airport.

Liberty Natural Gas

Liberty Natural Gas, LLC (Liberty) is proposing the Port Ambrose Project, an offshore energy infrastructure project designed to deliver natural gas to the NY/NJ regional market during times of peak demand primarily in the winter heating season.  Liberty’s sponsors, West Face Capital (WFC), intend to invest approximately $600 million of private equity into Port Ambrose, a project that does not rely on ratepayers or government subsidiaries. Port Ambrose, in its simplest form consists of specifically designed Shuttle and Regasification Vessels (SRVs) that transport LNG to the Port for regasification of the LNG into gas unloading buoys which transfers the natural gas into a 22 mile pipeline.  The Port is located roughly 28 miles from the NJ shore and interconnects with the interstate existing natural gas pipeline grid located approximately 2 miles offshore of Long Beach, NY.  Port Ambrose will allow for competitively priced LNG to enter into the metropolitan area during peak seasons, an area with constrained pipeline capacity which contributed to increased gas prices and electric price volatility as experienced this past winter.  The Port Ambrose Project will be capable of reducing price volatility across the entire NY/NJ region.