NJ’s Top Two Utilities Could Do More to Help Customers Cut Energy Use, Costs

New Jersey’s two biggest electric utilities are not measuring up to their counterparts in other states when it comes to helping customers cut energy use and reduce their monthly bills, according to an analysis by an energy research organization.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy used a scorecard to evaluate 51 of the nation’s largest electric utilities, rating how each is doing delivering savings to their customers in the form of energy efficiency.

Jersey Central Power & Light and Public Service Electric & Gas finished near the bottom of the scorecard, ranking 41st and 42nd. The report examined energy efficiency programs undertaken in the utility’s service territory under the oversight of state regulatory authorities, but excluded a company’s individual programs.

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