PSEG completes nearly $2B sale of N.J., Md. fossil generating assets to ArcLight Capital Partners

Public Service Enterprise Goup on Friday announced it completed the previously announced sale of PSEG Fossil’s generating assets located in New Jersey and Maryland to a subsidiary of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VII L.P. for approximately $1.92 billion.

Completion of the sale concludes one of the two transactions that together comprise the sale of PSEG Fossil’s 6,750-megawatt portfolio of 13 fossil generation units in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and New York.

“This sale marks a key milestone in the strategic alternatives process we initiated in July 2020 and positions us to continue to grow our regulated utility, PSE&G, complemented with more predictable carbon-free generation and infrastructure,” PSEG Chairman, CEO and President Ralph Izzo said. “PSEG is focused on clean energy and infrastructure investments to drive regulated utility growth, with a vision toward powering a future where people use less energy, and it’s cleaner, safer and delivered more reliably than ever. PSEG’s improved business mix, on track to achieve 90% regulated, further enhances an already-compelling environmental, social and governance profile.”

Furthermore, PSEG anticipates completing the sale of PSEG Fossil’s New York and
Connecticut generating assets within the first quarter of 2022.

Goldman Sachs & Co. is serving as financial adviser, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal counsel to PSEG in connection with the PSEG Fossil transaction.