Power plant cancels plan to repower with natural gas

February 28, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a New Jersey power plant set to be decommissioned says the plant will not repower the facility with natural gas, threatening the future of a planned pipeline project.

The Press of Atlantic City reports an attorney for RC Cape May Holdings, which owns the B.L. England plant in Upper Township, sent a letter Wednesday asking to be removed from a lawsuit over the pipeline.

The state Attorney General’s Office, which is representing the state Pinelands Commission in the lawsuit, then asked to postpone the case.

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the company’s decision undermines the basis for the commission’s approval of the pipeline.

The president of South Jersey Gas says they have already begun to pursue other options.