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Call for Voluntary Conservation July 23, 2014
Today is an advisement day
The regional system operator, the entity that manages the generation and transmission of electricity over a large chunk of the Middle Atlantic states and some of the Midwest, has issued an advisement notice. This means that demand for electricity is going to be very high today and they are exercising all load control options.
In addition, we are asking for voluntary conservation measures by our members. Please draw the shades and blinds on the sunny side of your home, set thermostats 2 degrees or more warmer, and postpone energy intensive activities until later in the day, after 5 PM if possible.
Take care of yourself
If you must venture out or work outside, be sure to stay hydrated and avoid unnecessary exertion. If you have elderly neighbors or family nearby, be sure to check on them. Heat is generally more dangerous than cold so exercise care.
Sussex Rural Electric Members Now Eligible for NJ Clean Energy Program Rebates
New Jersey offers a number of programs to assist residents and business owners with the costs for identifying and implementing energy efficient upgrades in their properties. Because these incentives are funded from the societal benefits charge, a fee your cooperative (and most municipal utilities) is not required to collect, SREC members are not always eligible for these programs.
Eligibility opens up when the State receives Federal dollars for energy efficiency purposes. That has just happened and cooperative members are now eligible for a number of programs and their associated incentives. On the residential side, there are three programs to choose from; Home Performance with Energy Star, Warm Advantage and Cool Advantage. On the business side, there are two programs; Local Government Energy Audits and Direct Install.
For residential members, the Home Performance program addresses improvements to insulation, weather sealing and windows. Covered expenses include audits and the costs of energy efficient improvements (up to specific limits). The Warm and Cool Advantage programs address upgrading heating and cooling systems. All the details are online here: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/resnoniou
Business owners and local government entities can get the details on their programs at this link: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/commercial-industrial/programs/oil-propane-and-municipal-electric-customers
Eligibility began on July 1, 2014 and will continue until funds are depleted. If you have been thinking about making energy efficiency improvements, now may be the perfect time. One additional note, ETS systems do not qualify for these programs because they are viewed as resistance electric heat. That said, when paired with a heat pump in a hybrid application, the heat pump side will likely qualify.
It's Summer Storm and Heat Season
As the weekend weather demonstrated, tis the season for storms and storm-related outages. Also the weather leading up to the weekend emphasized the fact that summer can be hot. So, we are asking two things.
First, enroll in one or all of our update and outage communication options. You can receive email or Twitter updates of major outages and restoration progress or enroll your cell phone with us to allow you to report an outage by text and receive notice when power is restored.
Second, when you enroll in the Twitter or email updates, you will also receive voluntary calls for conservation on especially hot days. When you reduce use on those days, our costs drop and you save money!
While on the topic of saving money, consider enrolling your electric water heater and central AC system in our load control program. Then on hot days, savings are automated and you receive a small monthly credit for helping us save.
You can take care of all your enrollments right from this and our Outage pages!
The highest possible quality of service at the lowest possible price.
This is the mission statement of your cooperative. With the data just received in June of 2014, we are within $5.01 per year of regaining the lowest priced electric utility in NJ title. Want to help us move into the lead? Look into load control. It saved over $240,000 in 2013. Enroll your electric water heater and central air conditioner today to grow the savings, reduce operating costs, regain the #1 spot and earn a small bill credit as well.
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