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Toms River Energy Aggregation Plan to Continue After Supplier Bought Out

Rates will remain about 10 percent below JCP&L's

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Toms River officials say the township's energy aggregation program will continue after its supplier – Dominion Energy – sold its residential operations to another company.

Under the aggregation plan, which started last fall, most township residents had the energy supplier on their electric bill switched from JCP&L to Dominion, saving an average of 10 percent on every bill. Residents still received just one bill, from JCP&L, each month.

In all, township officials said, about 21,000 customers in town participate in the program.

Dominion's sale to NRG Residential Solutions should not pose any issues to participants and the agreed-upon 9.113 cents per kilowatt-hour is expected to be maintained.

"The Township has requested and received assurances from both Dominion and NRG that the new supplier, NRG, will honor all of the provisions of the contract that Dominion signed with the Township, including honoring the fixed price for power of 9.113 cents," officials said in a statement. "In addition, the township’s energy consultants have conducted a review of NRG’s qualifications to assure that they have the same capabilities to service your account that Dominion has had."

NRG, records show, was already licensed as a residential power supplier in New Jersey. The 9.113 cent price remains about 10 percent lower than JCP&L's Basic Generation Service.

Residents will still receive a single bill from JCP&L for their service, though Dominion's charge on the bill will now reference NRG.
Mortimer Snerd May 15, 2014 at 06:58 AM
Anybody but JCP&L -- there are other suppliers cheaper than NRG listed on the state BPU website -- but we're all stuck with JCP&L's antiquated distribution system and lack of adequate maintenance because JCP&L's profits go to its corporate HQ in Ohio.
Maryann Paciulli May 15, 2014 at 07:26 AM
I wonder if they will still let u stay on a budget? Some other suppliers wont
. May 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM
I don't think it will change. Dominion kept the budget plan if you had it.
Mac May 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM
JCP&L and Ocean County are perfect together. It's like Gilmore is running both of these antiquated distribution systems. Does anyone know if JCP&L execs blush in the same pretty pink color as Vicari does when Gilmore winds him up?

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