If you’ve ever struggled to find an electric service provider New Jersey, this article is for your benefit. I spent nearly two weeks looking through the different options for my business before I found one. (I won’t tell you which one; your situation may be different. So, make your choice.

1) All Electric companies offering services in NJ are the same. They bundle them however. FirstEnergy provides more environmentally friendly energy bundles, including solar, wind and biogas. These services are also offered at PSE&G. However they require you to sign up individually for these services. This can result in a higher cost than what should be.

2) Utilities Pricing in New Jersey is expensive–everywhere. But there are some ways to save.
New Jersey costs 19 cents per kilowatt for energy, while it averages 11 cents across the rest. It’s important to keep an eye on your consumption and budget when it comes down to service.

PSE&G works closely with the New Jersey governor to give incentives to energy-efficient companies. Green Mountain Energy Company and other smaller companies don’t have the ability to offer customers these incentives. When calling to connect, you should ask about incentives. There are many companies available that will offer premium rates to you for creative energy-reduction solutions.

3) If the environment is your primary concern, you should choose a smaller company.
New Jersey has many options to choose from when it comes to renewable electricity thanks to tax rebates, SRAC sale to the state, as well as other incentives. PSE&G and FirstEnergy have a near monopoly in the market so they are not motivated to offer efficient energy sources. Green Mountain (renewable), PALMco Energy – natural gas, one the truly 0 emission sources – or GDFSUEZ – retail clean electricity are good options if you want to go green.

4) If electricity rates are expected to rise, like I do, choose a fixed price plan.
Fixed-rate electricity plans guarantee an energy price for a specific period. This can be a huge money saver in volatile sector of the energy price. Perhaps I am just paranoid after going through the ENRON price gaugeging (remember “Operation Death Star?”?) California in 1990, but this was the key factor that influenced my decision.

5) Choose an electric company that specializes with businesses if the business is commercial.
If your business requires energy, it is not necessary to select one of two Big 2 firms. Check out Hess Corp–they supply major industrial customers, and might be able to get you bulk discounts on your energy on Electrician fort Greene Brooklyn NY.