Groundbreaking Planned For $845 Million Electric Generating Facility In Keasbey

KEASBEY — Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac will welcome Gov. Chris Christie and representatives and project co-owners of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) tomorrow to announce the groundbreaking of the CPV Woodbridge Energy Center – an $845 million, 700 mega-watt natural gas-fueled electric generating facility located at the Keasbey Redevelopment Zone in Woodbridge Township.

The Woodbridge Energy Center is expected to employ more than 500 skilled workers during peak construction ($60 million payroll during construction) and more than 25 permanent jobs when operational ($3.5 million annual payroll).

The site received designation from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a Brownfields Development Area (BDA) in 2009, which allowed Woodbridge Township to move forward with coordinating site remediation for industrial development along with the restoration of more than 100 acres of environmental wetlands along the Raritan River in Woodbridge Township.

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