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Cape Atlantic Reliability Project Statement

Vote recognizes allowances and balanced solution project offers Southern NJ

FOLSOM, N.J., February 24, 2017 – Today’s approval by the Pinelands Commission of South Jersey Gas’ application for the Cape Atlantic Reliability Project recognizes the energy reliability challenges facing southern New Jersey and the balanced solution this project offers. The careful construction of this pipeline will address the energy demands of 142,000 customers in Cape May and Atlantic counties, protect and create jobs, and provide a meaningful opportunity to significantly reduce air emissions while supporting the state’s Energy Master Plan.
Over the last four years, South Jersey Gas has worked collaboratively and cooperatively with all of the governing agencies involved in this project to enable the B.L. England facility to use cleaner, more efficient natural gas to generate locally sourced, lower-cost electricity for residents. We appreciate the constructive dialogue that ensued throughout the application process, and the significant time and energy this Commission has committed to maintaining the integrity of the process.
Thanks to the diligence of all those involved, we will be able to support energy reliability for Cape May and Atlantic counties while continuing to responsibly operate our infrastructure throughout the Pinelands, as we have for decades.
More information about the Cape Atlantic Reliability Project is available online at Capeatlanticreliability.com

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more about South Jersey Gas and its programs.

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