ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC SUPPORTS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — On behalf of the PHI Community Foundation, Atlantic City Electric — through its Ninth Annual Charity Golf Classic — has donated $46,000 to support the School Based Programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and BBBS of Cumberland and Salem counties.

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PSEG CHIEF: ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFITS CONSUMERS, UTILITIES, ENVIRONMENT, JOBS

At most recent NJ Spotlight Roundtable, Izzo’s keynote outlines multiple benefits to cutting power consumption

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New Jersey Surcharge Enables Utilities To Upgrade Infrastructure

An extra charge that showed up on New Jersey water bills a couple years ago has enabled utilities to invest millions in infrastructure.

United Water, the major provider in North Jersey, has spent $32 million on upgrades, according to The Record.

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Learning From Superstorm Sandy: PSE&G Improves Infrastructure, Communications and Logistics

(Newark, N.J. – Oct. 28, 2014) Superstorm Sandy was the most powerful and destructive storm in Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s 111-year history, causing more than 2 million PSE&G customers to lose power. In the two years since the storm, PSE&G, which serves nearly three-quarters of New Jersey’s population, continues to make significant improvements to its infrastructure, communications and logistics that will keep more customers in service during a storm, and restore service faster in the aftermath.

”During the two-week period following Sandy, we made more than 2 million electric service restorations -- a record for any utility in the country,” said Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer of PSE&G.  “Nearly half of our outages were caused by switching and substations that flooded due to the storm surge. Water ranging from 4 to 8 feet inundated our facilities -- including some that had never been submerged in all their years of operation.”

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Programs Available to Help Customers Manage Winter Energy Costs

Application period is open for LIHEAP and other energy assistance programs for those who qualify.

UNION, NJ – Oct. 6, 2014 – This past winter, Elizabethtown Gas customers received more than $8 million in financial assistance from various energy assistance programs due, in part, to last year’s prolonged winter conditions, higher than normal natural gas usage required to meet heating needs and resulting higher energy costs.

Elizabethtown Gas wants to once again help customers prepare for the winter heating season and encouraging them to take advantage of programs available to help manage their natural gas bills:

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Disaster preparedness touted by Red Cross and utilities

Looking out at the city’s renovated picturesque marina Tuesday, Mathieu Nelessen said it was hard to believe nearly two years ago he was helping Mayor Wilda Diaz offer assistance to residents impacted by the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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Turning the Spotlight on the NJUA

How Energy Initiatives Generate Economic Growth

We get so used to it: Flip the switch and the lights go on. Change the thermostat, and violà: heat or air conditioning. We count on our electric and gas utility companies to ensure that’s the case – 24/7/365, and regardless of how extreme the weather is.

Established in 1915, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is a statewide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services to New Jersey residences and businesses. The 16 member companies deliver their respective services to more than 5 million residential and nearly 1.3 million non-residential customer accounts across the state. Most of the member companies have been in existence for more than 100 years and are dedicated to partnering with the state in strengthening the state’s business climate. Individually, they also are driving forces behind New Jersey’s economy. They:

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