We've posted some of the more frequently asked questions we receive to help you better understand how the program works.
What is Government Energy Aggregation?
A municipality has the ability to combine the usage of all their residents and/or commercial and governmental properties to obtain a lower energy supply price than what the Local Distribution Company is currently charging. If they get a lower price, they can then offer it to all their constituents.
Who oversees the Government Energy Aggregation process?
The NJ Board of Public Utilities, the Rate Counsel, and the Division of Community Affairs all play a part in overseeing the Aggregation programs in New Jersey.
What information will I receive about the program?
Aside from public meetings and advertising, you will receive at least 2 letters. One is your official Opt Out letter and it provides the details such as the new rate, term, chosen supplier and the deadline for opting out. The second is a confirmation letter from the utility company stating you have elected to remain in the program and the date you will be switched over.
Is there a fee to be a part of the program?
No, there are no fees or penalties.
Do I have to be in this program?
No. You can opt out by going to www.njaggregation.us.
Will I be penalized if I do not become a part of the program?
No, there will never be a fee or penalty. If you do not want to be a part of it you are free to stay with your Local Distribution Company or choose your own Third Party Supplier.
Is there a fee if I leave the program after it starts?
No, there will never be a fee or penalty for a resident to leave the program, even after it starts.
Is the price a “teaser” price that will go up after I am a part of the program?
No. Your price will always be below or at a minimum equal to the default rate.
Am I going to have to pay more than one bill if I am a part of this program?
No, you will continue to pay one bill to your Local Distribution Company (PSE&G, ACE, JCP&L) and pay that one bill directly to them as you always have.
Will budget billing be offered as part of this program?
Yes, budget billing is a requirement for the Aggregation Program.
If I have solar panels, can I be a part of this program?
At this time, the suppliers are not able to process the net metering portion of the solar credits and we recommend you opt out of the program to avoid losing your credits.
Who will now read my meter?
Your Local Distribution Company (PSEG, ACE, JCPL) will still be reading your meter.
Who do I call with service questions or questions about my bill?
You will continue to call your Local Distribution Company (PSE&G, ACE, JCP&L) just like you always have.
Who do I Call if my electric goes out?
You will still call A.C.E., PSE&G or JCP&L.
Can my information be sold to advertisers or energy companies?
No. Your information, including your account number, is confidential and can only be used to set up the program your municipality has set up.