New Jersey Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (NJ)
The steps of the New Jersey bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in New Jersey
The New Jersey electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In New Jersey, Northeast Power Coordinating Council is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. New Jersey has one balancing authority: PJM Interconnection.PJM Interconnection oversees the operation of the bulk electric power system and transmission lines in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, there are investor-owned, independent, and municipal transmission providers, including:
- Public Service Enterprise Group PSEG that provides transmission services throughout several counties in central New Jersey;
- Rockland Electric Co that provides transmission services in Passaic and Bergen counties in northern New Jersey;
- Jersey Central Power & Lt Co (New Jersey) that serves several counties throughout northern New Jersey;
- Atlantic City Electric Co that provides transmission services to several counties throughout southern New Jersey.