New merchant plant approved

USGen has received final site plan approval for the development of an 800 MW natural gas fired merchant power plant in New Jersey. It will be the first merchant plant in the state since the electricity industry restructuring legislation in February 1999.

The plant will be occupy a 300 acre site in West Deptford close to the Delaware River. The design allows for the use of treated wastewater from the Gloucester County Utilities Authority for process purposes.