Boston, MA. — Veolia Energy North America, a leading operator and developer of energy efficient solutions, announced that SourceOne, its energy management and advisory services subsidiary, has reached a major milestone for its project with the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility (VMEU) in Vineland, NJ. As a result of its successful work with SourceOne, VMEU is starting construction of a 64-megawatt (MW) simple cycle gas fired generation facility at the Howard M. Down Power Plant. Representing the largest capital project in the City’s history, SourceOne oversaw the design, engineering and successful permitting of the Simple Cycle Power Plant (SCPP) and will now provide technical support during its construction.
“The construction of this new power plant marks a major milestone for the City of Vineland.” said Joseph Isabella, Director of Vineland Municipal Electric Utility. “SourceOne was an excellent partner in helping move this project forward, which was a significant undertaking. Once construction is complete, the new generation capacity of the power plant will be critical in meeting the growing demand for electricity for the citizens of Vineland.”
VMEU has been generating power to serve city residents since 1899. In an effort to continue VMEU's long-standing commitment to self-reliance, VMEU began planning for a new electric generation unit to serve the City's growing demand for electricity in 2008. The construction of the plant will enable VMEU to meet the capacity requirements of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland (PJM) grid system while replacing recently retired coal-burning generation with a cleaner and more efficient generation facility. VMEU’s core value is to keep the Electric Utility city owned, thereby maintaining the utility jobs and economic stimulus provided by the utility to the community.
“We are excited to enter into the construction phase on our power plant project with VMEU,” said Vincent Martin, President of SourceOne. “Not only will this new Simple Cycle Power Plant help meet the growing electricity needs of their customers, but it will also be a more efficient and sustainable facility for the surrounding community of Vineland, New Jersey.”
As part of its work with VMEU to commence construction of the new power plant, SourceOne coordinated all the required engineering, site evaluation and environmental permitting for the project. Environmental permitting included federal, state, and local permits required for construction of the SCPP at the site.
A subsidiary of Veolia Energy North America, SourceOne is a nationally recognized energy management and strategic advisory services company, providing support to businesses who view energy as critical to their operations, offering a strategic, customized approach to utilizing available resources, and generating new solutions. With offices in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles, SourceOne manages more than 850 megawatts (MW) of electric power, 2 bcf of natural gas, and $500 million of utility bill processing.
About Veolia Energy North America
Based in Boston, MA, Veolia Energy North America is a leading U.S. operator and developer of energy efficient solutions. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees. Visit the company’s Web sites at www.veoliaenergyna.com and www.veolianorthamerica.com.
About Veolia Environnement
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With more than 315,000 employees, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of $46.5 billion in 2010. www.veolia.com