NJUA Testifies at BPU Energy Master Plan Hearing

On Wednesday, August 13, NJUA President and CEO Andrew Hendry testified before the Board of Public Utilities at a public hearing held at the State House in Trenton regarding updates to the 2011 Energy Master Plan. NJUA also submitted the following written testimony which includes matters presented by Mr. Hendry at the hearing.

Re: Comments on Energy Master Plan

I write on behalf of the energy utility members of the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), specifically, Atlantic City Electric Company, Jersey Central Power & Light Company, New Jersey Natural Gas Company, Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Elizabethtown Gas, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Rockland Electric Company, and South Jersey Gas Company in response to the request for comments on the NJ Energy Master Plan (EMP). NJUA represents 16 investor-owned utilities that provide electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and waste water services to residential and business customers throughout the State. We appreciate the opportunity to offer comments on the EMP.  These comments reflect the consensus views of the above-referenced energy company members.   

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NJUA Presents College Scholarships to Three Deserving New Jersey Students

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Association’s James R. Leva Scholarship, Excellence in Diversity Scholarship and Trade and Vocational School Scholarship Awards. NJUA’s scholarship review committee selected three promising New Jersey students to award scholarship funds made possible through financial support by NJUA’s member companies.

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Registration for NJUA Scholarship Golf Tournament is Open

Registration for NJUA's Scholarship Golf Tournament is now open. For more information on sponsorships or to register a foursome, click here

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New Jersey Utilities Association Awards Utility Industry’s Highest Honor to Alfred C. Koeppe

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) has awarded the utility industry’s highest honor, the NJUA Distinguished Service Award, to Alfred C. Koeppe for his leadership and accomplishments on behalf of New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities. The award was presented during the Association’s 100th Annual Conference at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.  
Vincent Maione, president, Atlantic City Electric; Alfred C. Koeppe, NJUA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient; Commissioner Joseph L. Fiordalsio, NJ Board of Public Utilities; Andrew Hendry, president and CEO, NJUA

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Time for N.J. to update telecommunications law for the modern era

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist 

By Leecia Eve

In the late 1990s, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities acted in the best interest of New Jerseyans when it started classifying as competitive certain telephone services then offered by Verizon. The Board didn't "deregulate" those services but simply acknowledged what had long been obvious; that the communications landscape had become increasingly competitive, benefitting consumers.

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Power Utilities Take a ‘Resilient’ Stance

New Jersey electric and natural gas companies are investing billions in infrastructure to keep businesses and residents ‘empowered.’

By: Anthony Birritteri, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2015 

Resiliency, redundancy and infrastructure improvements; these are the key initiatives of the state’s power utilities today as they improve their transmission systems in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

In the following Q&A, New Jersey Business magazine sits down with the executives of four leading utilities, as well as the president of the New Jersey Utilities Association, to discuss the money being spent on improving energy transmission (both electric and gas) throughout the state. Billions of dollars are being invested, but what does this mean for end-user costs? Are residents and businesses more accepting of utility capital investments after being “left in the dark” in Sandy’s immediate aftermath?

 

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New Jersey Utilities Association Celebrates Eighth Annual National Safe Digging Month

NJUA encourages New Jersey residents to always call 811 a few days before digging

Trenton, NJ – This April, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is recognizing the eighth annual National Safe Digging Month and reminding New Jersey residents to always call 811 three full business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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Rockland Electric Proposes Storm Hardening and Technology Initiative to Enhance Service Reliability

Storm Hardening, Technology Initiatives to Enhance Rockland Electric's Service Reliability Programs

MAWAH, N.J. March 16, 2015 --- Rockland Electric Company today announced plans to significantly improve electric service reliability for its customers by initiating a new five-year, $60-million electric system storm hardening program to underground targeted sections of the electric system, upgrade key substations  and install innovative technology that automatically reports power outages.

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JCP&L Plans to Spend $267 Million in 2015 to Enhance Electric System

Projects Designed to Help Enhance Service Reliability and Meet Increased Demand for Electricity

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 23, 2015 -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to spend about $267 million in 2015 on projects and other work to enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future load growth in its 13-county New Jersey service area.  

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PSE&G Announces Plan to Cut Residential Gas Bills by Nearly One-Third

Customers reap the benefit of cheaper natural gas, which is at lowest price in 14 years

Public Service Electric & Gas residential customers will receive an average 31 percent cut in their gas bills this month and in March, the utility announced yesterday.

The Newark utility said it will extend credits it initiated this past November to customers because of the steep drop in natural gas prices, largely the result of the availability of low-cost shale gas from neighboring states.

For typical residential customers, it could mean a savings of $210 since last November. PSE&G said its costs for natural gas -- on which it does not make any profit -- are at the lowest rate in 14 years. 

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