Under government energy aggregation, as it is officially called, local officials bring citizens together to gain group buying power for the purchase of competitively priced energy supply from a retail electric generation supplier certified by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Residents voted to allow the community to contract for an electric generation supplier on their behalf.
You do not need to do anything to receive exclusive energy supply pricing under this Program. You may choose to remain in the aggregation group simply by not returning the opt-out reply card.
No, this is a non-variable price that does not change with market conditions. Unlike some third-party supply contracts, the price is locked in through a contract with the Township and will not fluctuate after an initial ‘teaser’ period. The contract price can only change if there is a Change in Law that equally affects the price of PSE&G power supply, such that even after such a price adjustment the savings as compared to the PSE&G tariff price is maintained. Any such Change in Law price adjustment would be subject to review and approval by the Township.
The price of $0.1319 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is below the projected average PSE&G tariff price beginning June 2020 of $0.1345 per kWh for power supply. Additionally, the Program includes an additional 10% NJ Class 1 RECs above the NJ Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
“Opt-out” means that you can choose not to participate in your community’s energy aggregation Program. By returning the opt-out reply card, which is included in this mailing, by the Opt-Out Deadline, you will not be enrolled as an energy supply customer with Energy Harbor, your community’s selected electric generation supplier, and you will not receive the exclusive pricing.
If you do not return the opt-out reply card by the Opt-Out Deadline, you will be automatically included in your community’s energy aggregation Program and will receive competitively priced energy supply from Energy Harbor.
Yes, you can opt out by calling Energy Harbor, the program supplier, directly at (866) 636-3749.
Yes, you may leave the aggregation Program at any time with no associated early termination fees or penalties.
You can stay with your current electric utility, which will continue to provide your energy supply as it always has, or you can shop for an alternative electric generation supplier.
Yes. If you are on an Equal Payment Plan (EPP) with your electric utility and meet Energy Harbor’s minimum eligibility requirements including having at least 10 months of historical usage and not being in arrears with PSE&G, Energy Harbor will provide you with an equal payment plan for your energy supply charges. Your utility will continue to bill a levelized amount each month for delivery service and Energy Harbor will also bill a levelized amount each month (through your utility bill) for your energy supply charges. You may experience a “true-up” on your bill from your utility prior to enrollment and then again at the end of the Program. Please refer to the Program Summary or call (866) 636-3749 for more details. Please note, if you were an existing EPP customer with PSE&G when the program launched, your EPP will remain in place with Energy Harbor if you participate in the aggregation program. If you enroll in the EPP subsequent to your enrollment in the aggregation program (you must enroll with PSE&G), it is advisable to contact Energy Harbor in order to notify them that you enrolled in the EPP with the utility. This adds an extra level of redundancy to ensure your account is properly enrolled in the EPP for both the supply portion of your bill (Energy Harbor) and the delivery portion of your bill (PSE&G).
Yes. How you pay your electric bill will not change.
Your electric utility will still be responsible for delivering power to your home, reading your meter and restoring power after an outage.
REC stands for renewable energy certificate, a market-based instrument that represents the rights to the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation. RECs are used as a way to incentivize investment in renewable generation assets.
Energy Harbor is a fully-integrated retail energy provider and independent power producer capable of generating substantial carbon-free energy. The company proudly serves nearly one million residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois and Michigan.
If you have any questions, please call Energy Harbor, the program supplier, directly at (866) 636-3749, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.