(one of many ways YOU can save money, AND help the environment)


(easier) SWITCH TO A GREEN/RENEWABLE ELECTRIC SUPPLIER  This is the lowest complexity option that provides ~SAME environmental benefits as installing solar panels:.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?  Great Eastern Energy likely follows a similar process as other sustainable providers in NJ:

·      General information is provided at http://www.nj.gov/bpu/residential/ ; Renewable Energy Certificates and http://www.renewablechoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Guide-To-RECs-White-Paper.pdf

·      Great Eastern Traders buy contracts from nation-wide Brokers of “sustainable” certified electric sources. 

HOW DO YOU PROCEED?  On-line signup takes only minutes. 

RENEW AT CONTRACT END.  (using Great Eastern as a model) You receive a letter 1-2 months before contract end.  Follow the letter's directions.  You will have a limited time to call Great Eastern  to renew your sustainable electric contract at a special low rate.  If you do nothing, you will be switched to a month-to-month variable rate for your sustainable electric. (This variable rate, on 2/17/2017 was ~JCP&L rate).  While you are month-to-month, you can call Great Eastern and switch back to JCP&L fossil fuel electric (might take 2 months for the switch). Once you have returned to JCP&L as the supllier, you can then switch to another low cost suppliers of non-polluting renewable energy.

REFERENCES:  Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (a "small business/commercial" customer) has switched to Great Eastern Energy, and presently saving ~1.8 cents/KWH.  Church members (Residential customers) have switched,  and are presently saving ~1.2 cent/KWH

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This report was updated by S. Miller 4/1/2017; Disclaimer: All data and observations are believed accurate. Suppliers and prices vary with time; customers should do their own research.