5th Marcellus Gas-Powered Electric Plant Coming to New Jersey

A fifth new natural gas-fired electric plant is planned for New Jersey. Genesis Power LLC plans to build what they call the Amwell Energy Center in Hillsborough Township (Somerset County), NJ. The 640 megawatts facility will cost $1 billion to build, provide enough electricity to power 700,000 homes during peak summer months, and use lots of yummy clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania to power it. The new plant is due to go online in 2018. Although New Jerseyans seem to hate natural gas pipelines, they sure love what flows through those pipelines. Well, most New Jerseyans anyway. There’s always a few nutcases who object, like the Sierra Clubbers…

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