Climate change is among the most significant challenges we face. You only need to look at the growing threats from extreme weather to realize the impact it is having on our communities here in South Jersey.
We applaud Governor Murphy’s efforts to address climate change and his commitment to a clean and sustainable energy future. As the local energy provider for much of southern New Jersey, we are a critical partner in advancing this future, and we are ready to do our part in helping New Jersey achieve its climate goals.
The modern energy grid is the foundation for the clean energy future New Jersey envisions, serving as a reliable common platform for deploying the solutions needed to meet the state’s climate goals.
We are focused on building a stronger, smarter and more resilient energy grid—one that can be the foundation for a clean energy future in South Jersey and meet our customers’ evolving expectations to offer more choices, provide cleaner solutions, and enhance social equity.
We envision a modern energy grid that connects our customers to more energy services and technologies that improve their lives and create more sustainable, vibrant and livable communities.
In the near-term, there are three areas where we can modernize our grid to support the state in achieving its goals and deliver next generation services for our customers.
- Advanced Metering – We can deploy advanced meters, which provide real-time data about the energy grid, as the anchor technology of grid modernization, helping to improve reliability and enabling innovative programs to support the state’s climate goals.
- Energy Efficiency – We can work with the New Jersey Clean Energy Program to develop state-of-the-art energy efficiency programs that provide new alternatives for South Jersey residents. Using the data and functionality of advanced meters, we can provide customized programs, helping customers save money and energy while reducing the state’s carbon footprint.
- Electric Vehicles – We can meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and help position New Jersey as a leader in this industry by expanding charging infrastructure, offering incentives, and electrifying public transportation—delivering convenient, affordable and equally accessible, clean transportation options for South Jersey.
With our footprint across the region and longstanding relationships with our customers and communities, we are uniquely positioned to deliver these services to South Jersey. This unique footprint also allows us to ensure low- and moderate-income communities have fair and equitable access to these new services, and we are committed to making sure this happens.
We have been part of the South Jersey community for more than 100 years and have a vested interest in powering a cleaner and brighter future here for the next 100. We stand ready to work with the state and our community partners to help New Jersey address climate change. Together, we can ensure all customers have fair access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy service—and a promising clean energy future here in New Jersey.