• State’s utility board approves $2 million to study microgrid power plan

    The state’s Board of Public Utilities approved $2 million to fund 13 feasibility studies for a new micro-power grids that would power and connect Camden County’s wastewater treatment plant to the Covanta Camden Energy Recovery Center, a waste-to-energy facility. Among the areas that the study will be conducted for are Atlantic City, Camden County, Cape […]

  • Atlantic City Electric Crews Aid in Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

    Atlantic City Electric has dispatched crews and support contractors to assist with restoring power in areas of the southeast U.S. damaged by Hurricane Irma. More than 128 Atlantic City Electric employees and contractors have been sent south as part of mutual assistance networks coordinating recovery efforts. Atlantic City Electric joins with its Exelon sister utilities-BGE, […]

  • State Looks To Spark Debate On Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure

    The state is trying to figure out how to adapt to growth in the market for electric vehicles, a policy crucial to its efforts to meet mandates to reduce emissions contributing to global warming. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is convening this week a stakeholders group to begin hashing out basic questions dealing […]

  • Holtec opens new facility on Camden waterfront

    A more than 300-million dollar high tech manufacturing facility is up and officially open in Camden. It’s one of the more high-profile companies the state lured to the struggling city with tax breaks. Holtec International, which plans to build a new style of small nuclear reactors, opened its Camden manufacturing facility on the Delaware River […]

  • Camden small businesses to receive grants from EDA

    Camden is getting another economic development boost, this time from the state’s Economic Development Authority. The EDA has announced that it will give grants to small businesses to expand in or locate to selected areas of the city. The expansion zone is on Market Street, Cooper Street and Fifth Street in Cooper Grant, roughly 12 […]

  • Atlantic Electric Unveils Phase Two Plan For Stone Harbor Borough Council

    Phase two of the utility’s infrastructure project was the subject of a presentation by Atlantic City Electric representatives at the Sept. 5 Stone Harbor Borough Council meeting. The utility is preparing to upgrade the island’s distribution system, that portion of the electrical system that distributes power to homes and businesses. This time utility representatives have […]

  • Atlantic City microgrid project advances to power facilities in emergencies

    A plan to establish a local power grid to serve the city as a backup in emergencies took another step forward. The Board of Public Utilities formally announced $175,000 in funding for a feasibility study to bring the so-called “microgrid” energy system that would keep facilities operational in major storms. The local grid would be […]

  • Comcast’s low-cost Internet now in 20,000 New Jersey homes

    Nearly 20,000 New Jersey families are now using Comcast’s low-cost internet service, the communications giant recently announced. Comcast offers Internet Essentials to low-income families to help bridge the digital divide. Many of the families that take advantage of the program have school-aged children who use the service to become and stay academically competitive. Comcast officials […]

  • Cooper acquiring three hospitals from Trinity Health

    Cooper University Health Care announced Thursday it has signed a letter of intent to acquire three hospitals that are part of the Trinity Health system in New Jersey. The Camden-based system’s acquisition includes Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington and St. Francis Medical in Trenton. When the merger […]

  • EDA accepting applications for Jersey-based emerging technologies

    New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority has begun accepting applications for its New Jersey CoVest Fund, which is meant to provide financial support for early-stage technology companies seeking to expand commercial operations. The N.J. CoVest Fund was approved by the EDA board in April to fund between 12 and 30 companies over the next three years […]

  • Burlington County looks to buy next-gen 911 system

    The Burlington County Board of Freeholders is looking to complete another step in its public safety communications overhaul by installing a next-generation 911 system. Through the new system, dispatchers will be able to receive text messages, photos and videos from the caller, county Public Safety Director John Drinkard said. The digital component is new to […]