What is the NEC?
The Newark Energy Center (NEC) is an environmentally advanced, 655-megawatt gas-fired electricity generating facility that will be constructed at an industrial site in Newark, New Jersey. In May 2012, the NEC cleared PJM Interconnection’s base residual auction and will provide capacity to meet demand in the June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016 delivery year.
Importance & Benefits
- NEC will reduce reliance on older, less efficient power-generating plants in and around Newark, yielding reductions in emissions of air pollutants.
- NEC will bring new jobs and revenue to Newark.
- NEC will provide clean, reliable electricity for northern New Jersey and the regional power grid.
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