ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Everton Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G, at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference. Scott spoke about PSE&G’s presence at this year’s conference as well as the utility’s latest programs and priorities.  

One of the most high-profile statewide initiatives for PSE&G is the company’s Gas System Modernization Program in which 875 miles of century-old cast iron pipes are currently being replaced with modern infrastructure. While this will make New Jersey’s natural gas supply more reliable, safer and reduce methane leaks, its impact is being felt in municipalities via construction, digging and closed roads while the project is underway.

“Our commitment is that when we leave your city, it will be in the same or a better condition than before we moved in,” said Scott. “We’re committed as a company to doing the right thing.” 

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Scott said that PSE&G’s presence at the conference has been a positive experience. “We came here, we set up and people have been passing by, and so far, the conference has gone great for us,” he said. “We should be here just in case people want to ask questions.” 

The next spotlight initiative on the horizon for PSE&G will likely be its Clean Energy Future program. PSE&G recently proposed this project to the Board of Public Utilities which calls for significant investments in energy conservation, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, advanced monitoring, energy storage capabilities, and in technology that will help the utility move forward to approach meeting Governor Murphy’s goal of being 100% clean energy reliant by 2050. 

“If we can get municipalities to come on board and to work collectively with us, the entire state will be better off,” said Scott.