November 1, 2018
South Jersey Gas has received an approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to expand its energy-efficiency programme.
The expanded programme authorises South Jersey Gas to spend $81.3 million over the next three years to deliver meaningful and innovative energy efficiency solutions to help customers lower energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
Starting in January 2019, South Jersey Gas will offer new residential and commercial energy-efficiency programmes including:
Residential Efficient Products Programme – provides customers with access to a South Jersey Gas online portal, designed to raise awareness and increase access to low and moderately priced energy efficiency products including; LED light bulbs, low-flow water devices, a smart thermostat that includes a $150 instant-rebate and energy saving tips.
Residential Home Assessment with Direct Install Programme – offers customers with single-family homes a subsidised home energy assessment for only $49 that includes the installation of low-cost measures such as LED lighting, low-flow water devices and smart power strips at no additional cost, along with personalised recommendations to further expand on energy efficiency measures.
Residential Retrofit Weatherisation Programme – offers low to moderate income customers a free energy audit, energy education and weatherisation services that includes direct install of measures like insulation and, air and duct sealing as needed, at no cost.
Online Energy Audit – offers homeowners a customised, real-time energy audit based on behavioral patterns to help customers better understand their energy usage and provides easy to implement recommendations to reduce consumption and improve energy-efficiency
C&I Engineered Solutions Programme – provides municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals, and non-profit facilities tailored energy-efficiency solutions and financing assistance to take on largescale energy-efficiency projects
“Our expanded energy-efficiency enables us to help customers reduce their environmental impact, while providing cost-savings opportunities,” said South Jersey Gas president Craig Jennings. “This expansion supports our continued commitment to providing safe, reliable, affordable service to our customers.”
Since the NJBPU first approved energy efficiency programmes for South Jersey Gas in 2009, more than 15,000 customers have participated in various residential and commercial/industrial rebate and loan programmes.
If fully subscribed, the programme will result in a reduction of more than 790,000 tons in carbon dioxide emissions. Under this program, natural gas utility bills for a typical residential customer using 100 therms a month will increase $0.81 or 0.6 %.
From Smart Energy