Largest Floating Solar Array in the United States Installed at Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant

This spring, New Jersey Resources’ Clean Energy Ventures (CEV) subsidiary began construction on a floating solar array at New Jersey American Water’s Canoe Brook water treatment plant in the Northern region of the state that will be the largest in the United States upon completion.

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The clean power generated by the array will provide approximately 95% of the facility’s annual power needs through a power purchase agreement with CEV. “As the state’s largest water and wastewater utility company, it is essential for us to be good stewards of the environment by operating efficiently and in a manner that helps protect our natural resources,” said Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water. “This initiative provides a meaningful reduction of traditional energy use that benefits the environment, as well as our customers through limited capital expense and reduced power costs.”