Public Service Enterprise Group

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Public Service
Enterprise Group Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSEPEG
S&P 500 Component
Industry Utilities
Founded 1903
Headquarters Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Key people Ralph Izzo (Pres., CEO)
Caroline Dorsa (EVP, CFO)
Revenue 12.406 billion USD (2009), Decrease 6.9% from 2008[1]
Operating income 3.121 billion USD (2009),
Increase 19% from 2008
Net income 1.592 billion USD (2009),
Increase 34% from 2008
Total assets 28.730 billion USD (2009),
Decrease 1.1% from 2008
Employees 10,352 (2009)[2]
Subsidiaries PSE&G, PSEG Power,
PSEG Energy Holdings

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), founded as the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey and later renamed Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), is a publicly traded diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. The company's largest subsidiary retains the old PSE&G name. New Jersey's oldest and largest investor owned utility, Public Service Electric and Gas Company is a regulated gas and electric utility company serving the state of New Jersey.[3]


Alternate logo using more common PSE&G name, displayed on some pages on the PSEG website as of 2012

The Public Service Corporation was formed in 1903 by amalgamating more than 400 gas, electric and transportation companies in New Jersey. It was renamed Public Service Electric and Gas Company in 1948. The transportation operations of PSE&G were purchased by New Jersey Transit in 1980, leaving PSE&G exclusively in the utility business. In 1985, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) formed as a holding company, and in 1989 established Enterprise Diversified Holdings Inc. (now PSEG Energy Holdings), to begin consolidation of its unregulated businesses. In 2000, PSE&G split its unregulated national power generation assets to form PSEG Power, while PSE&G continued operatining in New Jersey as a regulated gas and electric delivery company.[4]

In June 2005, the acquisition of PSEG by Exelon, a Chicago and Philadelphia based utility conglomerate, was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; however, the deal was never consummated and eventually dissolved after it became clear that it would not win state regulatory approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.[5]

In 2009, PSEG announced plans to install solar panels on 200,000 utility poles in its service area in a project costing $773 million, the largest such project in the world.[6][7] The Solar 4 All project intends to increase the capacity for renewable energy in New Jersey and is expected to be completed in 2013.[8] In addition, PSEG is building four solar farms in Edison, Hamilton, Linden, and Trenton.[9]

Corporate structure[edit]

80 Park Plaza
General information
Type Office
Location Park Plaza
Newark, New Jersey
Completed 1980
Owner Public Service Enterprise Group
Roof 110 m (360 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26

Public Service Enterprise Group consists of four companies:

  • Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G)
  • PSEG Power
    • PSEG Fossil
    • PSEG Nuclear
    • PSEG Energy Resources and Trade
  • PSEG Energy Holdings
    • PSEG Global
    • PSEG Solar Source, LLC
    • PSEG Resources
    • PSEG Long Island, LLC
  • PSEG Services Corporation[13]


Kearny plant

PSE&G currently serves nearly three quarters of New Jersey's population in a service area consisting of a 2,600-square-mile (6,700 km2) diagonal corridor across the state from Bergen to Gloucester Counties.[14][15] PSE&G is the largest provider of gas and electric service, servicing 1.8 million gas customers and 2.2 million electric customers in more than 300 urban, suburban and rural communities, including New Jersey's six largest cities.

PSEG Nuclear operates three nuclear reactors at two facilities in Lower Alloways Creek Township. PSEG owns one reactor at Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station and operates two reactors at Salem Nuclear Power Plant where PSEG Nuclear holds a 57 percent stake (in partnership with Exelon Corporation). Exelon also operates two reactors at Peach Bottom Nuclear Generating Station in a 50/50 joint venture with PSEG.[16]

Beginning in 2014, PSEG will begin operating the Long Island Power Authority's electric grid,[17] which will be renamed "PSEG Long Island" to the public eye. PSEG will be responsible for nearly all operations at LIPA, effective privatizing the utility, whereas the current operator of LIPA, National Grid plc is only responsible for a handful of day-to-day operations and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system. The PSEG Long Island system serves 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens in New York City.[18]

System information[edit]

PSEG's transmission line voltages are 500,000 volts, 345,000 volts, 230,000 volts and 138,000 volts with interconnections to utilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. The company's subtransmission voltages are 69,000 volts and 26,000 volts. PSEG's distribution voltages are 13,000 volts and 4,160 volts.

Environmental record[edit]

In 2001, PSEG received The Walter B. Jones Memorial and NOAA Excellence Awards in Coastal and Ocean Resource Management[19] in the category of Excellence in Business Leadership for its Estuary Enhancement Program.[20]

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have identified PSEG as the 48th-largest corporate producer of air pollution in the United States, with roughly five million pounds of toxic chemicals released annually into the air.[21] Major pollutants indicated by the study include manganese, chromium and nickel compounds; sulfuric and hydrochloric acid.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PEG: Income Statement for Public Service Enterprise Group - Yahoo! Finance". Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  2. ^ "PEG: Profile for Public Service Enterprise Group - Yahoo! Finance". 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  3. ^ "PSE&G". Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Company History". Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Press Releases". Archived from the original on December 24, 2007. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  6. ^ "PSE&G plans $773M for solar panels on 200K utility poles". The Star-Ledger. February 10, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "PSE&G To Install 105 Pole Mounted Solar Panels in the Borough of Magnolia". Borough of Magnolia. March 6, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ Sroka-Holzmann, Pamela (July 27, 2010). "PSE&G installing solar panels in Hillsborough". Courier News. Retrieved January 19, 2011. [dead link]
  9. ^ "PSE&G Selects Sites and Developers for 4 NJ Solar Projects Totaling 12 MW". PSEG. January 6, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "80 Park Plaza". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  11. ^ "80 Park Plaza". Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Our Company Overview/ Our Companies". Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Electric Utilities Territory Map". New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Gas Utilities Territory Map". New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "About Our Plants". Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  17. ^ LIPA Press Release. "LIPA Board Selects PSEG to Operate the Long Island Electric Grid". LIPA, December 15, 2011.
  18. ^ Freidman, Alex (January 2, 2014). "PSE&G says new subsidiary on Long Island won't divert resources from N.J.". he Star-Ledger. 
  19. ^ "NOAA Awards details page". 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  20. ^ "Overview of the PSEG EPP program". Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  21. ^ Political Economy Research Institute Toxic 100 (Study released May 11, 2006). Retrieved 15 August 2007.
  22. ^ Toxics Release Inventory courtesy[dead link]

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