Can anyone afford to pay an
additional $300 million per year?
Despite the recent energy problems in Texas exposing the importance of being part of a larger grid and having resiliency, New Jersey is somehow considering leaving our current regional power grid leading to this headline which came out this week in NJ Spotlight:
First, If we plan on leaving the regional grid as proposed, what is the backup plan in the event we have a Texas like situation? Second, we can't forget that to get to the stated goal of the Energy Master Plan, we are still going to buy our energy from outside the state:
So if we are not part of the grid, that cost will be innumerable times larger and to meet the demand we will need to depend on out of state energy sources. Lets go to the report card to see how this latest decision stands up to our three regular questions of feasibility, reliability and cost:
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