Sustainable Essex Alliance
Since 2018, Montclair and several other Essex County communities have negotiated directly with PSE&G to obtain lower electricity prices and more renewable energy for everyone. While PSE&G energy prices normally fluctuate monthly, this energy aggregation initiative creates a single, stable price, slightly cheaper year-to-year than what you would otherwise pay.
Working together as the Sustainable Essex Alliance Renewable Government Energy Aggregation program (SEA), the towns have negotiated a new deal in 2020. The basic option allows for an energy mix of 40% renewable electricity and 60% non-renewables, which is almost twice the standard level of renewables in New Jersey!
Even better, residents had the option to opt to receive 100% renewable energy from the new electric supplier, Energy Harbor LLC, at a discounted price. Before March 2021, you could call them at (866) 636-3749 to make the switch. You can still call to “opt up,” just at their regular rate. Seventeen months after the April 2021 start date, the SEA will negotiate a new contract and there will be another opportunity to purchase 100% renewable energy at the discounted rate.