Gov. Christie, Energy Secretary Moniz announce micro-grid system for trains

Gov. Chris Christie and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced plans to develop a micro-grid system to ensure the New Jersey Transit runs, even if the

SECAUCUS - Gov. Chris Christie and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced plans to develop a micro-grid system to ensure the New Jersey Transit runs, even if the state gets another storm like Hurricane Sandy.

The separate power grid would keep trains and stations running if there's a major power outage. State and federal officials will conduct a $1 million study to test the feasibility of the plan. That should be completed within five to six months.

Meanwhile, Christie says the NJ Transit is not to blame for damage to its rail equipment during Sandy.

The governor made the comments Monday during the event at the Secaucus Junction Rail Station.

This comes after a recent report by The Record that NJ Transit did not follow its own emergency storm plan, which called for moving equipment to upland areas. NJ Transit suffered more than $120 million in damage. 

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