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Rate Counsel sees no need for high-voltage transmission line

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel has weighed in against a controversial 10-mile-long transmission line to be built along a New Jersey Transit railroad route, saying the project is no longer needed.

In expert testimony filed with the state Board of Public Utilities on Friday, the office’s consultant argued that changing conditions in the electric sector make the line unnecessary and other steps could be taken to address reliability concerns.

The filing bolsters the case of opponents of the $75 million project, which has stirred widespread opposition among residents in surrounding communities, some of whom had opposed the project when it was first proposed in another form more than two decades ago.

PJM Interconnection, the operator of the nation’s largest power grid, identified the project as necessary for reliability purposes back in 2011 …

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One Response to Rate Counsel sees no need for high-voltage transmission line

  1. Lucretia Indellicati

    January 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Please as a Monmouth county resident and a victim of the New Jersey Monmouth County the liability program we are begging you to stop this and save our towns our children our community our life savings please stop the Monmouth County reliability project for the reasons as we know it !! A disaster in Monmouth County that is not needed