Opt-up to a greener power supply at home; reduce your everyday carbon emissions

Updated: Mar 19

Community Renewable Energy Aggregation Programs are an easy and affordable way to reduce your use of dirty energy. Montclair is lucky to be part of a high quality regional energy aggregation program through the Sustainable Essex Alliance.


As such, individual households can switch the percentage of their electricity that is renewable content (typically 23% offered by PSE&G) to 40% renewable content. That's almost double the amount of cleaner, renewably-generated electricity supplied to your home!


The cost for doing so will be minimal - over a full year of billing you will likely see a savings on your utility bill. Essentially, the cost is expected to be lower than the cost of a utility-provided power supply over the contract term. In fact, in 2021 the ‘net’ savings for residents from the current Montclair Energy Aggregation Program is about $4 per average resident (aggregate Montclair savings was $75K). Our energy consultant expects the net savings to increase by the time the contract ends in August 2022.


This program also avoided about approximately 8,000 tons of CO2 in 2021, equivalent to taking 1800 passenger vehicles off the road.


So, you are getting greener energy AND saving on your utility bill over the course of the program.


The more of us who participate in this program, the bigger the impact!


THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE PROGRAM WILL BE TOWARD THE END OF 2022.


In the meantime, if you have general questions about the program or issues, please email the Montclair Environmental Commission at mtcenv@gmail.com