Glen Ridge joined the SEA (Sustainable Essex Alliance) in 2019 to save residents money on cleaner energy.
Two years ago, five Essex County municipalities – Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona – formed the Sustainable Essex Alliance (SEA) to promote high quality green energy and reduce the cost of electricity for our residents. The SEA’s energy consultant, Gabel Associates, estimated that in the first 12 months of the program the aggregate savings for the participating residents in Glen Ridge was $192,000.
In 2020, the SEA expanded to include Glen Rock and Livingston and awarded a contract to Energy Harbor for Round 2 to commence in April 2021.
Under the new contract with Energy Harbor, the baseline product provides participating residents with power supply that has nearly double the renewable energy content required of PSE&G, at a price of $.12830/kwh, which is well below the current average Basic Generation Service tariff price of PSE&G.