Number of the Day: 5,312,210

NJ Spotlight News | June 8, 2010

New Jersey generates 5,312,210 megawatt hours of electricity a month, according to the most recent statistics compiled in February by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy. That ranks New Jersey 23rd among states in terms of electricity production. More than half of New Jersey’s electricity is generated via nuclear power, including the four nuclear plants in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania that’s partially owned by PSE&G. A substantial amount of electricity consumed by New Jerseyans comes from outside the state.