Community Energy Aggregation

The City of Rahway has introduced Community Energy Aggregation, a program that can save residents money on the supply portion of their electricity bill.

Through an auction process facilitated by Commercial Utility Consultants, the City was able to obtain a rate of $0.11051 per kilowatt-hour. This is 11% less than PSE&G’s prevailing price-to-compare rate of $0.124524 at the time of auction. This rate will be available effective with your October 2019 meter read date and will remain constant through your October 2020 meter read date, while PSE&G’s rate may fluctuate during this time.

This program is very different from individual third-party supply contracts with which you may be familiar. The program offers consumer protections typically not found in individual contracts. These include the ability to opt out or opt in to the program at any time, without penalties or fees, and a guaranteed fixed rate throughout the duration of the program. At the end of the first year, the auction process will take place again. If the City again obtains a rate lower than PSE&G’s prevailing rate at the time, the program will continue.

“Community Energy Aggregation is simply a way for the City to help residents save some money on their electricity bill,” said Mayor Raymond Giacobbe. “There is no financial benefit or cost to our City’s government. Because of the ability to opt out at any time, there is really no risk to residents who give it a try.”

Information kits are being mailed to all residential electricity customers, except those who currently have individual third-party supply contracts or who have solar. These information kits are being sent via first-class mail from program via first-class mail from “Commercial Utility Consultants, Attn: City of Rahway GEA Program”. You can also view the following documents utilizing the links below. Copies are also available to review at Rahway City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, in the Clerk’s Office and the Office of Administration.

City of Rahway’s 2019 GEA Program Information

City of Rahway’s 2019 GEA Program Information – Spanish

City of Rahway’s 2019 GEA Program Video

City of Rahway’s 2019 GEA Program Video – Spanish

Additionally, a series of information sessions are scheduled in the coming weeks. These offer an opportunity to hear the information in person and ask questions.

            August 19, 2019 – 3:00pm – English
            Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue

            August 19, 2019 – 6:30pm – Spanish
            Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza

            August 26, 2019 – 6:30pm – English
           Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza

            September 4, 2019 – 3:00pm – English
            Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue

            September 4, 2019 – 6:30pm – Spanish
            Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue

            September 4, 2019 – 7:30pm – English
            Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue

Please note that there is absolutely no door-to-door or telephone solicitation associated with the City’s Energy Aggregation Program.

Because of the way the program is structured under New Jersey state law, customers are automatically enrolled in the program unless they choose to opt out. The initial deadline to opt-out is September 15th, but it can be done at any time, and it is easy. You can 1) return the postcard included in your information kit, 2) visit www.njaggregation.us/Rahway/, or 3) call (877) 292-3904. Please have your PSE&G bill handy when you call.

For any questions or more detailed information about the program, please visit www.njaggregation.us/Rahway/ or call the program’s Energy Agent, Commercial Utility Consultants, at (855) 200-2648.