New Jersey Transit to Serve as First-of-its-Kind Microgrid

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy

September 18, 2014
Anita Jain, 212-616-1285,

(TRENTON – September 18, 2014) As a result of a highly-competitive grant process, New Jersey Transit today received $1.3 billion in federal funds to improve the resilience of the state’s transportation system in the event of devastating future storms like Hurricane Sandy. The funds include $410 million that will go toward developing the NJ TransitGrid into a first-of-its-kind microgrid capable of keeping the power running when the electric grid goes down.  

“This new funding gives New Jersey an opportunity to lead the nation on energy resiliency. The groundbreaking NJ TransitGrid could serve as a national model for transportation systems across the U.S. as our country seeks cost-effective, clean energy solutions to address extreme weather events in the face of climate change.”

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