An information session on Toms River's recently approved Community Energy Aggregation program is slated to be held during the Township Council meeting this week.
The program, approved at the council's Feb. 11 meeting, should offer residents and businesses a savings on their monthly electricity bill, according to officials. Residents are invited to learn more about the program during the 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at town hall.
As an opt-out program, residents are automatically enrolled in the program — at no cost to them — unless they respond to a mailing indicating that they do not want to participate. Those who have already enrolled in an energy aggregation program will stay with their supplier, according to the township.
In addition to saving money, the program also aims to encourage energy conservation and "provide a foundation for future clean energy programs in Toms River," officials said.
Prior to approval, some residents expressed concerns that the township should not become involved in how they receive electricity.