Gov. Chris Christie will be in town on Wednesday morning for the groundbreaking of the $845 million CPV Woodbridge Energy Center in Keasbey.
The natural gas-fueled plant is to be constructed on a 655-acre redevelopment site that was previously occupied by EPEC Polymers, according to a July 2012 Patch story.
The facility is to be constructed and operated by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), financed by GE, ArcLight Capital Ventures and Toyota Tsusho.
The 700 megawatt facility will produce enough energy to power 700,000 homes, will create 500 construction jobs and an additional 25 permanent jobs once it opens, according to a press release from the township.
The land was classified by the Department of Environmental Protection as a Brownfields site in 2009, which permitted the township to clean it up for industrial development as well as restore over 100 acres of township wetlands along the Raritan River, according to the release.
Christie will be joined by Senate president Steve Sweeney (D-NJ), Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac, Robert Martin, commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Ambassador Sumio Kusaka, Consulate General of Japan, and representatives from Toyota Tsusho Corp., GE, CPV, ArcLight Capital Ventures, and the Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency.