Program Consumer Protections and Benefits

Some of the regulatory safeguards designed to protect residents and other Hamilton Community Energy Aggregation (HCEA) program benefits include:

  • This program is regulated by the State of New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities
  • The South Jersey Energy price is fixed for 21-months and below comparable Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) retail electric rates
  • In the unlikely event that PSE&G rates fall below the awarded price, Hamilton Township can renegotiate or terminate this contract
  • Residents can opt-out of this program at any time, with no exit fees or penalties
  • Budget billing for those residents currently on equal payment plans with PSE&G remains available
  • The program has no effect upon existing income-eligible assistance programs
  • Residents still contact PSE&G for power outage/restoration issues and continue to be billed by PSE&G