Energy Infrastructure

ELEC supports improvements to our energy infrastructure by working with key employers on major initiatives. Among these are:

Following strong support from ELEC staff and members of Local 825, the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved the Energy Strong initiative in 2014.

This key initiative allocates $1 billion toward infrastructure projects over 10 years, which means hundreds of job opportunities for Local 825 members. As part of its efforts, ELEC had sent letters of support, testified before the BPU and – together with Local 825 – filed an Amicus Brief on its behalf.

Pipelines are an integral part of a sound energy policy and they are far safer than transporting natural gas or petroleum products by barge or rail. Working closely with Local 825 leadership, ELEC has a history of successful efforts on behalf of pipeline companies.

ELEC routinely attends public meetings, sends letters of support and rallies support through Facebook and Twitter to expand understanding and support these vital projects.

ELEC is currently working with Local 825 to support several new pipelines that would mean millions of dollars and thousands of jobs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.  These include:

  • SpectraEnergy’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project is planned to extend from parts of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Including horizontal directional drilling under the Hudson River.

  • PennEast Pipeline, which extends from Luzerne County, PA, to Mercer County, NJ.  Although mostly in Pennsylvania PennEast will include an HDD under the Delaware River and about 5.5 miles into the Princeton area.

  • The Pilgrim Pipeline would carry petroleum products from the Albany area of New York State to Linden, NJ.

  • New Jersey Natural Gas Southern Reliability Link will strengthen the distribution system that serves customers in Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth counties and the interstate pipeline system adjacent to the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • The BL England Pipeline, a 22-mile,  natural gas pipeline across portions of the NJ Pinelands to the BL England electric generation facility in Beesley’s Point, 15 miles southwest of Atlantic City.

  • The Constitution Line, which includes 42-miles in Local 825’s territory at the very top of Delaware County, NY, near Oneonta.

These and other pipeline projects create jobs, boost the local economy and provide critical energy infrastructure for our entire region.

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