March 1, 2019 | CNBNewsnet
FOLSOM, NJ-- South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), today reinforced its commitment to ensuring safe, reliable, affordable natural gas service to the more than 142,000 customers the utility serves in Atlantic and Cape May counties.
The statement by South Jersey Gas comes on the heels of a notice by R.C. Cape May Holdings, Inc. communicating the firm’s intent not to proceed with its plans for repowering the former BL England facility with natural gas.
“While we are disappointed by the potential impact this notice may have, we remain committed to the vitally important Cape Atlantic Reliability Project and to meeting the needs of the residents and businesses in southern-most New Jersey,” said Dave Robbins, President, South Jersey Gas. “Delaying needed investments to reinforce infrastructure compromises service and safety – and that’s not a risk we are willing to take.”
“We’ve already begun to explore alternative solutions that will allow for a secondary supply of natural gas, needed to create reliability and resiliency for the 142,000 customers in Atlantic and Cape May counties who count on us to heat their homes and provide hot meals and hot water for their families,” Robbins continued. “A project like the Cape Atlantic Reliability line won’t just be shelved - we’ll continue working collaboratively with customers, local residents, the leaders of the communities we serve, and our regulators to ensure that our region benefits from a balanced approach to addressing the area’s energy needs, while also driving energy independence and lowering costs.”
About South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 385,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Atlantic City, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington, and Camden counties in New Jersey. For more information, visit southjerseygas.com.