- Public Service Enterprise Group's New Jersey utility Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) is pulling out the stops to make sure that the Super Bowl goes off without any power interruptions next month.
- After four outages since 2010 at major sporting events, including the Super Bowl last year, PSEG has been working for a year to make sure MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is as outage proof as possible.
- PSEG expects the Super Bowl to use about 20 MW, which will be offset by renewable energy credits.
Entergy spent $4.2 million preparing for last year's Super Bowl where there was a 32 minute outage. Has PSEG done enough to avoid similar problems?
We hope so. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that if there's a power outage during the Super Bowl, the bodies of those responsible would be “strewn in the parking lot.” PSEG officials may be checking for alternate routes to work following the Christie administration's bridge scandal.