Energy Infrastructure

ELEC825 supports improvements in energy infrastructure by working with key employers on major initiatives.

We are now actively involved in the New Yorkers for Affordable Energy coalition and a New Jersey energy coalition that is forming. These coalitions will bring together a broad and diverse group of stakeholders to educate the public and advocate for sound energy policy, including a diverse energy mix, the use of natural gas pipelines as a bridge to renewables, a commitment to making renewables more economically viable and growing energy capacity to grow the economy.

Constitution NY

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had approved this project in 2014 contingent upon state approval. New York DEC rejected the plan and did not issue a key water permit. Constitution and the State of New York are in litigation right now over the water permit.

Millennium NY

ELEC825 successfully advocated for approvals for two eight- and nine-mile Millennium pipeline projects: Eastern System Upgrade and the Valley Lateral line to the CPV Power Plant, where Local 825 already has Operating Engineers on the job.

Penn East

A FERC decision is expected any day – which will allow Penn East to begin survey work needed to obtain water and air permits it from NJDEP. ELEC825 is actively involved with the parent companies and other stakeholders to advocate for this project.

Southern Reliability Link Pipeline

SRL received approval from BPU, DEP and Pinelands Commission – litigation from environmental groups is not expected to delay the project and construction is expected to begin in the near future. Work continues at the Compressor Station in Chesterfield.

Cape Atlantic Reliability (BL England)

All approvals are in place but litigation from environmental groups has delayed construction.

Compressor Station (Chesterfield)

Work continues for Operating Engineers.

Northeast Supply Enhancement Compressor (Franklin)

Overwhelming local opposition exists. ELEC825 is working to encourage Transco to engage in public education campaign.

BPU Utility Infrastructure Rules

Two rules were recently enacted to alleviate the regulatory burden facing utilities during the Board of Public Utilities approval process. These rules would allow utility companies to spend more on direct capital investment and raise capital more seamlessly, which would put more money to work faster. ELEC825 and Local 825 testified at Stakeholder Hearings and submitted written statements of support.


ELEC825 filed for and has been granted status as “intervener” in support of PSE&G’s next phase of gas main and service line modernization. This program will result in the replacement of approximately 250 miles of main per year, with an estimated investment of $2.68 billion over five years. The proposed program is a continuation of the original proposal (GSMP), which ELEC825 supported last year.

These projects create jobs, boost the local economy and provide critical energy infrastructure throughout New Jersey and New York.

Energy Infrastructure News

So Long Coal
Over the last several years, coal-fired plants in New Jersey started shutting down for good…. Read More

December 12, 2018 – Burlington County Freeholders voted to approve closure of County Routes 528 and 664 when New Jersey Natural … Read More

Thank you Congressman Donald Norcross and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman for co-chairing the Rebuilding America Task Force. Infrastructure is the … Read More

The U.S. Senate has approved two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on FERC, which oversees the nation’s … Read More

by Mark Longo, Director of the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative (ELEC825)

New Jersey recently made strides toward improving our infrastructure by securing a long-term … Read More

The regional operator of the power grid has approved more than $1.5 billion in new electric transmission projects, but the … Read More

Every time you turn on a light, charge your phone, or fill up your car, you are tapping into an … Read More

A group of businesses, trade associations, labor unions, and individuals have stepped up to show their support for the Pilgrim … Read More

“On behalf of our over 6,500 members, their families and the contractors who employ them, we respectfully ask board to … Read More

This week, ELEC launched a TV ad campaign to foster an appreciation for the monumental work and achievements … Read More

Most people don’t give too much thought to where their electricity comes from. Flip a switch, and the lights go … Read More

If you agree with us that natural gas pipelines help the state economy and is a safe and efficient means … Read More

ELEC825 Chairman Greg Lalevee recently participated in an NJ Spotlight roundtable, touting the economic and safety benefits of pipelines. Watch … Read More

“Very often when we talk about natural gas pipelines in general there’s a lot of talk and a lot of … Read More

Join ELEC825 Chairman Greg Lalevee for a roundtable discussion on natural gas pipelines. Hosted by NJ Spotlight.

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More than 100 protesters rallied Saturday near the Oradell Reservoir to call attention to the threat of oil train cars … Read More

Williams Transco has revised its plans for the $650 million natural gas pipeline through the environmentally-sensitive Princeton Ridge to include … Read More

It is easy to build opposition to pipelines. They are not popular. And there are legitimate public concerns that must … Read More

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