SourceOne power project with N.J. utility begins construction
As a result of its successful work with SourceOne, VMEU is starting construction of a 64-MW simple cycle gas fired generation facility at the Howard M. Down Power Plant
Boston, May 9, 2011 — Veolia Energy North America announced that SourceOne, its energy management and advisory services subsidiary, has reached a major milestone for its project with the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility in Vineland, N.J.
As a result of its successful work with SourceOne, VMEU is starting construction of a 64-MW simple cycle gas fired generation facility at the Howard M. Down Power Plant.
Representing the largest capital project in the city's history, SourceOne oversaw the design, engineering and successful permitting of the simple cycle power plant and will now provide technical support during its construction.
VMEU has been generating power to serve city residents since 1899. In an effort to continue VMEU's long-standing commitment to self-reliance, VMEU began planning for a new electric generation unit to serve the city's growing demand for electricity in 2008.
The construction of the plant will enable VMEU to meet the capacity requirements of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland (PJM) grid system while replacing recently retired coal-burning generation with a cleaner and more efficient generation facility.
VMEU's core value is to keep the electric utility city owned, thereby maintaining the utility jobs and economic stimulus provided by the utility to the community.
As part of its work with VMEU to commence construction of the new power plant, SourceOne coordinated all the required engineering, site evaluation and environmental permitting for the project. Environmental permitting included federal, state and local permits required for construction of the SCPP at the site.