PSE&G, POWER-GRID OPERATOR SAY THEY’RE READY FOR A SIZZLING SUMMER
With Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line fully operational, customers of state’s largest utility can crank up their AC without worry
With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, the operator of the nation’s electric grid said it is ready to meet expected power demand during the year’s hottest months.
Even with less installed generating capacity than last year because of plant retirements, PJM Interconnection said it expects to have sufficient power to keep air conditioners and all electrical devices running this summer.
“Summer can be the real test of our system because of the heavy use of air conditioning across the 13-state region,’’ said Michel Kormos, executive vice president of operations for PJM, which serves 61 million people.
Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest electric utility, echoed those sentiments, saying with the new Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line now fully operational, it is equipped to meet customer demand this summer.