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In New Jersey, you can choose your electricity and natural gas suppliers, and it's a good thing. The legislature earlier this year approved measures that, if signed into law by the governor, could increase annual electricity costs by up to $40 per household - the effect would be much greater on businesses. But ratepayers can use to find lower rates and mitigate the effects of the state hikes. Simply enter your ZIP above to get started.

Sadly, fewer than 17 percent of residents take advantage of New Jersey energy choice, according to a survey conducted for earlier this year. That's despite savings available now and in the future. The government predicts electricity price increases this year and for the next two after that.

Now here's some good news. In Trenton, customers of PSE&G, as of May 17, could save about 19% on their electricity bills by switching to a Choose Energy plan - about $80 over the life of the plan assuming average monthly usage of 691 kilowatt hours. Millions of Americans have already made the switch. See if you can save and enter your ZIP above to shop rates!

Supplier Plan Energy Term Length Rate
Direct Energy 12 month fixed 12.49¢
Direct Energy 18 month fixed 11.99¢
TriEagle Energy 24 month fixed 12.36¢
Constellation Energy 12 month fixed 12.79¢
TriEagle Energy 36 month fixed 12.56¢

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New Jersey Energy Deregulation: The History

New Jersey passed the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act in 1999, kicking off the energy deregulation process for New Jersey consumers. Through the EDECA, New Jersey residents won the right to choose electricity and natural gas plans based on competitive rates and personal budgets.

Since the New Jersey energy market was deregulated, residents have had the opportunity to save on their energy supply rates by exploring energy plans that align with their lifestyles through the Choose Energy marketplace.

Who provides the electricity?

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In New Jersey’s deregulated energy market, energy suppliers provide the electricity, and utility companies deliver the electricity to your home or business. When you purchase a plan through the Choose Energy marketplace, your new supplier will communicate with your local utility company so that your gas or electricity is delivered without power interruptions.

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If you have power emergencies or outages, contact your local utility company – not your electricity supplier!

Are New Jersey home or business owners required to buy a deregulated energy plan?

If you own a home or business in New Jersey, you are not required to purchase a deregulated plan. If you choose not to, your electricity and natural gas will be supplied by your local utility company at its default monthly rate. However, paying the monthly default rate will potentially have you spending more money per month on your energy bill, so explore the Choose Energy marketplace to see if you can find a better deal on your monthly energy costs.

Are there renewable energy options in New Jersey?

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Renewable energy currently supplies around 5% of New Jersey’s electricity, and that number will continue to grow as green sources become more common and affordable. The state’s biggest renewable source is solar energy, followed by biomass and wind energy. Many of the New Jersey electricity suppliers on the Choose Energy marketplace incorporate a percentage of renewable energy into their plans, with some using 100% of energy from renewable sources.

What types of plans and products are offered in New Jersey?

Fixed plan: Fixed plans usually require a contract for a term length ranging anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. Customers who choose a fixed plan will pay the same electricity supply rate every month of the contract, regardless of how the default electricity rate fluctuates. A fixed plan provides predictability and rate security to customers who choose this option, though monthly bills will vary based on electricity usage.

Floating plan: Also known as a variable-rate plan, a floating plan offers more flexibility for New Jersey customers because it does not require a long-term contract. However, customers can be charged a different rate every month because of the rise and fall of electricity prices.

Hybrid plan: A hybrid plan often includes features of both fixed plans and floating plans. For example, some hybrid plans will have the customer pay a fixed rate for part of the contract period, and a variable rate for the remainder. Other hybrid plans will provide the customer a fixed rate for part of the electricity supply, and a variable rate for the rest. Contact the supplier for questions about a plan.

Green/Renewable energy plan: New Jersey is dedicated to making green energy accessible to its residents. The state’s energy companies offer several different green energy plans through the Choose Energy marketplace. With so many term lengths and plan types to choose from, green energy plans can fit into most budgets.

Home Services: A number of Choose Energy’s New Jersey partners offer services that go beyond electricity supply. Direct Energy, Constellation, and other state electricity suppliers provide additional home services such as HVAC installation, smart thermostats, roof repairs and more. 

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs): New Jersey homeowners or business owners can purchase RECs from the state’s electricity providers. RECs are used to further offset a customer’s carbon contributions and help support sustainable energy sources.

I’m ready to look for a deregulated energy plan! Now what?

Now that you have all the facts, you can make a great choice. Simply enter your New Jersey ZIP code above to find a rate, plan type, and term length that fits your lifestyle and budget. Homeowners, commercial business owners and small business operators can purchase deregulated energy plans through Choose Energy – start exploring!

(Last updated May 17, 2018)

I'm excited to go green, but even more excited that it's cheaper than my old rate! Plus, I locked in a fixed rate for six months.

Francis, Somers Point, NJ

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