Demolition time coming for city’s oldest electrical generating station

VINELAND – The end is in the vicinity of for the oldest electrical creating facility at the state’s only municipally owned electrical utility.

The town expects in mid-June to seek the services of a Pennsylvania firm, at a price tag of $6.7 million, to decommission and demolish the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility’s Howard M. Down Making Station. The decommissioning involves remaining products as properly as the 6-story buildings.

The station at 211 N. West Ave. traces its historical past to the late 1890s, with a major growth in the 1930s. The station misplaced its intent when, beneath tension from New Jersey, the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility stop making use of coal right after 2010.

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