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.
On June 16, 2020, the HAEC sought competitive bids from licensed New Jersey suppliers to renew the program in 2021, and in order to award a contract, the rate per kWh had to be lower than JCP&L’s price to compare at the time of the auction. We are pleased to announce that the program will be continuing at a new rate of $0.0867 for a term of 9 months, effective March 2021 through November 2021, and the new program provides residents with a 100% renewable energy option at a rate of $0.0878/kWh. The program is available to residents in the participating municipalities of the Alexandria Township (Hunterdon County), the Township of Bethlehem (Hunterdon County), the Borough of Califon (Hunterdon County), Chester Township (Morris County), the Town of Clinton (Hunterdon County), Delaware Township (Hunterdon County), the Borough of Frenchtown (Hunterdon County), the Borough of High Bridge (Hunterdon County), Kingwood Township (Hunterdon County), the City of Lambertville (Hunterdon County), Mendham Township (Morris County), the Borough of Peapack and Gladstone (Somerset County), and Washington Township (Morris County).
Eligible residents (those who aren't under individual contract with a third-party supplier or have net meters for solar panels) were mailed a more extensive information packet in January 2021 with complete details about the new program, including the 100% renewable option, frequently asked questions, and methods you can use to opt-out of the program should you not wish to participate. Sample information packets are posted below under "Program Documents". The information packets also included dates and times for outreach presentations via Zoom webinar; unfortunately, we were unable to schedule in person presentations about the program due to emergency orders in place in response to COVID-19. Webinar dates are also noted below under "Important Dates", and a video presentation is posted under the "Program Documents".
Residents who participate in the HAEC’s GEA program have access to the program’s online savings tool which provides each participating resident with their monthly usage total, comparison of charges through the program versus the Basic Generation Service price through the state’s default suppliers, and usage trends. This online savings feature provides residents with additional transparency about the GEA program which the cooperative believes is helpful to program participants. Residents also have the ability to opt-in and opt-out of the program online and are able to switch between the different renewable energy options available through the program online as well. If you’d like to learn more about accessing the online savings tool, please contact the program’s energy consultants at 866-688-5197.
As we near the end of the current contract term, preparations for an electricity supply auction on September 22, 2021, for the Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative have begun. The next round of the program will include all of the current participating municipalities noted above and four additional municipalities: the Borough of Flemington (Hunterdon County), Hopewell Township (Mercer County), the Township of Millburn (Essex County), and the City of New Brunswick (Middlesex County). The HAEC GEA Program includes over 30,000 residential customers of JCP&L and 20,000 residential customers of PSE&G which gives the cooperative increased bargaining power in the GEA market, thereby increasing the likelihood that the electric supply auction will result in savings on the electricity supply for participating residents.
Please come out and join us at an upcoming informational session to learn more about this important program.
March 1, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Wednesday 20, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
Wednesday 27, 2021
GEA program ends with first meter read after November 30, 2021.