NJUA COVID-19 Preparedness Update: NJUA Member Companies Respond to Needs of the Community

Dear NJUA Members, Associate Members and Community Partners,

As a key component of the state’s economy, the investor-owned utilities of New Jersey continue to play a critical role in the everyday lives of each person living in or doing business in the Garden State.

While these are unprecedented times, I am pleased to report that NJUA’s member companies have taken a leadership role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak en masse. 

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NJUA COVID-19 Preparedness Update

Dear NJUA Members, Associate Members and Community Partners,

The residents and businesses who call New Jersey home are in an unprecedented time. As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic become more widespread, we must recognize the value now more than ever of the essential services NJUA member utilities provide.

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Statement from Thomas R. Churchelow, Esq., President, New Jersey Utilities Association on Utility Companies’ Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

“The New Jersey Utilities Association and its 13 member companies continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19 outbreak. New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities work tirelessly, around the clock, to provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses. As such, we are working in conjunction with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to establish and implement COVID-19 preparedness plans to ensure continuity of service and health of customers and employees.

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Statement from Thomas R. Churchelow, Esq., President, New Jersey Utilities Association on Governor Murphy’s Final Energy Master Plan

“New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities continue to lead investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives. As such, NJUA’s members  support many aspects of Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan (EMP) and we thank the Governor for his leadership. NJUA’s member companies have already proposed significant investment in important initiatives such as energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure. With the BPU’s support, our members will implement these key initiatives that are critical to meeting the stated goals of the EMP.

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Applications for NJUA's 2020 Scholarships Available Online

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New Jersey Utilities Association Announces New Leadership

Thomas R. Churchelow, Esq. to assume President role, effective immediately

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the state-wide association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses, today announced the selection of Thomas R. Churchelow, Esq. , to serve as its next President.

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates Careers in Utilities Week

October 14 – 18 recognizes the public utility workforce in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), the statewide trade association for the investor-owned utilities, and its 14 member companies are recognizing the third week in October, the 14 to the 18, as New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week.

In an effort to promote the various career opportunities that exist in the utility industry, NJUA is hosting a Utility Job and Career Fair in partnership with Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo on Monday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer, located at Mercer County Community College.

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Statement from Thomas R. Churchelow, Esq. Senior Director, Government & Public Affairs, New Jersey Utilities Association on Governor Murphy’s Draft Energy Master Plan

"New Jersey’s investor-owned electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications companies provide New Jersey residents  and businesses and so many others with essential utility services that we rely on every day. It is the mandate of our members to provide safe, reliable, and reasonably priced service to all those who live, learn, and conduct business in this great state. Our members have also been tasked with meeting the requirements of the Clean Energy Act of 2018 and planning for the clean energy future envisioned in this Draft Energy Master plan. Governor Murphy has certainly set ambitious goals and New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities are not merely following a trend but have been leaders in investment in renewable energy and they are also leaders in energy efficiency initiatives.

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Five Deserving New Jersey Students Receive Scholarships from the New Jersey Utilities Association

Trenton, NJ –The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) has identified five deserving New Jersey students as the 2019 recipients of the Association’s James R. Leva Scholarship, Excellence in Diversity Scholarship and Trade and Vocational School Scholarship awards.

“Each year, we award scholarships to a handful of remarkable students and this year is no different,” said Jim Fakult, chairman of NJUA’s Board of Directors and president of Jersey Central Power & Light. “This year’s group of five recipients have shown significant achievement and their drive and determination towards accomplishing their goals is to be commended. Thanks to the generosity of NJUA member and associate member companies, we’re proud to be able to support our state’s future workforce by providing financial assistance to some of New Jersey’s most promising students.”

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates National Safe Digging Month

Survey reveals more than 40 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year will put themselves and others at risk by not calling 811 before starting

Trenton, N.J. – In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) today announced results from a recent national survey conducted on behalf of Common Ground Alliance (CGA). The results revealed that 42 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects like landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, or building a deck, pond or patio and other DIY projects, will put themselves and their communities at risk by not calling 811 a few days beforehand to learn the approximate location of underground utilities. 

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