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Government Energy Aggregation Program

Welcome to the Residential Energy Aggregation webpage for the Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative (HAEC). On this page you will find information specific to the HAEC program. Feel free to browse the rest of our site for other general energy aggregation information.

The program is available to residents in the participating municipalities of the Borough of Califon, the Township of Bethlehem and the Town of Clinton beginning in February 2019; Washington Township (Morris County) beginning in March 2019; Chester Township (Morris County) and Mendham Township (Morris County) beginning in March 2020; and Delaware Township, the Borough of Frenchtown, Kingwood Township, and the City of Lambertville beginning in April 2020. The program rate is $0.0863/kWh through October 2020.

Important Dates

Please come out and join us at an upcoming informational session to learn more about this important program.

Monday, January 13, 2020

6:30 p.m.

Mendham Township Town Hall
located at 2 West Main Street, Brookside, NJ 07926

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

11:00 a.m.

Highlands Ridge Barn
located at 100 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Mendham Township Town Hall
located at 2 West Main Street, Brookside, NJ 07926

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Chester Township Municipal Building
located at 1 Parker Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Highlands Ridge Barn
located at 100 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Monday, February 3, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Chester Township Municipal Building
located at 1 Parker Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Kingwood Township Municipal Building
located at 599 Oak Grove Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Monday, February 24, 2020

1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Delaware Township Municipal Building
located at 570 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Stockton, NJ 08557

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Lambertville City Hall
located at 18 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Thursday, March 5, 2020

12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Borough of Frenchtown's Borough Hall
located at 29 Second Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825


Learn about this program and how it can help reduce the cost of your energy bill.
  • What is energy aggregation?

    Government Energy Aggregation (GEA) is a program that came from the passing of the Government Energy Aggregation Act of 2003 by the New Jersey Legislature. This law gave municipalities and counties the ability to aggregate the energy usage of the residential and non-residential ratepayers to conduct a bulk bid or auction in an attempt to get the lowest possible price at that given time in order to maximize the benefits of deregulation to the participants. These benefits include a lower utility cost and an increased number of suppliers to choose from within New Jersey. If a government entity, such as your municipality, chooses to establish this program on your behalf, an RFP will be sent to every third party supplier in New Jersey that is licensed with the Board of Public Utilities. Your municipality is utilizing an independent Consultant to implement a procurement process for a third party supplier to provide energy supply to its residents.

  • How does the program work?

    • This program covers only the power supply portion of your electric bill.

    • The delivery and distribution of electricity under this program will continue to remain the same, through the regulated utility that serves your home.

    • New Jersey’s Retail Choice regulations allow you to purchase power supply from a third party supplier. Most residential electric customers in the State have not switched to a third party supplier; therefore they obtain their power supply from their Local Distribution Company.

    • The municipality has engaged an independent consultant to collect energy usage information, prepare bid specifications, and seek pricing from third party suppliers through a public bid process.

    • All municipality residents are automatically included in the Aggregation program unless they have already chosen a third party supplier.

    • The program will leverage the bulk purchasing power of all of the municipality’s residents to obtain power supply that is less expensive.

    • Although all residential customers in the municipality not currently purchasing from a third party supplier are automatically included in the program, a resident may opt-out of the program if they wish. In order to comply with the state law governing energy aggregation programs, the program must be an opt-out program, versus an opt-in program. N.J.A.C. 14:4-6.3(i): If a residential customer is located within the geographic boundaries of a municipality or county that establishes a government private energy aggregation program, the residential customer shall automatically be included in the program unless the customer indicates [its] his or her desire not to participate in the program by opting-out in accordance with N.J.A.C. 14:4-6.5 and 6.6.

    • The local utility will continue to handle your account, addressing any outages and maintaining service. The only change is the billing and cost of the energy provided.

  • Overall, how does the program benefit the residents?

    The program ensures that they will receive a rate that is lower than what the local utility is currently charging them. It will also give them increased protection in obtaining a third party supplier by eliminating all the confusing fine print. It forces the third party suppliers to compete for your business on an even playing field by giving everyone a price on a larger amount of energy on the same date under the same terms and conditions that are dictated to them through our RFP criteria, rather than them dictating to you what the terms of the contract will be. These criteria can also include a higher percentage of “green” renewable energy that will help create a cleaner environment.

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