New Jersey Expands Clean Power Choice Statewide
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced that the state's green power program is expanding statewide. A coalition of New Jersey municipal, environmental, and business leaders joined BPU in a ceremony in Trenton on April 6 to back the state's green power program that allows customers to buy electricity produced from renewable energy resources in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region one of four providers. BPU President Jeanne Fox said, "This coalition is a representative sample of New Jersey's commitment to the investment in clean energy."
New Jersey Clean Power Choice is the only statewide green power program of it kind in the country where municipal utilities and green power marketers combine forces to offer customers the ability to choose renewable energy. In other states, green power is available to customers through programs that vary by company or by utility service territory.
The Clean Power Choice program initially was made available to PSE&G in Jersey City and Jersey City Power & Light in October 2005 and now will expand to include Atlantic City Electric and Rockland Electric Company territories in April 2006. More than 3,000 residential and business customers have signed up for the program to date. For details, see the EERE Green Power Network.
For more information, see the BPU April 6 press release.