PSEG Receives Aquarion Environmental Champion Award
On Saturday, June 1, Aquarion Water Company announced PSEG Power Connecticut as one of the winners of its ninth annual Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards at a ceremony held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. The ceremony was part of the 2019 Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari, the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo’s annual fundraising event.
The Aquarion Environmental Champion Award recognizes adults, students, small and large businesses, and non-profits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources – its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities. Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.
PSEG was recognized for the construction of our new Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit #5 Project. The 485 MW dual fuel combined-cycle power plant, which is nearly complete and currently undergoing start-up testing. The combined-cycle power plant uses both a gas (or “combustion”) turbine and a steam turbine together to produce more electricity from the same amount of fuel. The new state of the art power plant with double the efficiency of the coal plant will not discharge into or pull water out of the Long Island Sound. PSEG Unit #5 will run primarily on natural gas, with provisions to use ULSD for up to 720 hours (about 30 days) per year, ensuring diversity and thus, reliability. This power plant has no land use impacts, is reliable and has state-of-the-art air quality emission control technology.
PSEG Power Connecticut is committed to ensuring that the future of energy production includes increased reliability, is environmentally responsible, and moves forward toward a more sustainable future in the City of Bridgeport.