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PSE&G Follows State Policy For A New Era of Affordable, Clean, Reliable, Resilient and Safe Energy

- Clean Energy Future Program Includes Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicle Charging, Energy Storage and the Energy Cloud Designed to Improve Services, Save Customers Money, and Support NJ's Clean Energy Goals - Proposed Investments Keep Bills Lower Than They Were 10 Years Ago - Entire program expected to produce $7.4 billion in savings for customers - 40 million tons of carbon to be reduced

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) on Wednesday proposed a Clean Energy Future program (CEF) with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to make critical investments in clean energy and advanced technology that would propel  New Jersey's role as a national leader in energy efficiency and jump-start other clean energy priorities.

"PSE&G's proposed investments support New Jersey's clean energy goals, while putting our customers' needs at the forefront," said Ralph Izzo, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group. "The investments aim to keep bills lower than they were 10 years ago. In addition to providing safe, highly reliable service, utilities need to help their customers use less energy. This may be the only industry in America making a business case to sell you less of its product."

The filing supports the state's progressive clean energy leadership and is consistent with the Clean Energy legislation recently signed into law by Governor Murphy, which requires utilities to reduce customers' annual electric and gas consumption by 2 percent and 0.75 percent, respectively. 

"Helping our customers use energy more efficiently is the only way to simultaneously lower bills, clean the environment and create jobs," Izzo added.

The proposal will also put New Jersey on the path to meeting the aggressive energy storage goals set forth in the law, and supports the state's policy to bolster electric vehicles (EVs), make the electric grid more resilient, and improve storm restoration response. PSE&G shares the state's vision with respect to these important issues.

"Clean Energy Future is expected to save customers about $7.4 billion," said Dave Daly, PSE&G president and chief operating officer. 

"The lion's share of the investments will provide our customers with access to energy savings opportunities from 22 energy efficiency programs. These programs alone are expected to produce $5.7 billion in savings for participating customers over the program's lifetime. Utilities can and should ensure that the benefits of energy efficiency are available to all customers, regardless of income. Energy efficiency will help customers use less energy, ensure the energy they use is cleaner and lower their monthly bills."

If approved, CEF will build on PSE&G's momentum to modernize its utility infrastructure, save customers billions of dollars on their energy bills, improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, create thousands of jobs and have a multibillion-dollar impact on the local economy during the next 20 years.

CEF also includes a plan to implement an advanced technology platform, called the Energy Cloud, which would modernize the way the utility serves customers in the future.  When fully implemented, the Energy Cloud is expected to save customers another $1.7 billion over 20 years.

Investments and customer benefits

CEF represents a six-year commitment for energy efficiency, EVs, energy storage and the Energy Cloud program, which would create an advanced technology network and upgrade 2.2 million electric meters to smart meters.

CEF will introduce exciting new opportunities for customers including electric school buses, which are healthier for children, and smart meters, which provide real-time data and enable faster outage restoration. Businesses, such as hospitals, that have participated in PSE&G's energy efficiency programs to date have seen significant savings, up to $1.5 million a year. The programs will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 40 million tons over the lifetime of the programs, equivalent to removing about 380,000 cars annually by 2025, growing to about 800,000 cars annually by 2035.

"Clean Energy Future is a win-win-win for New Jersey," Daly said. "It's aligned with what our customers want. It's aligned with the Governor's energy policy. And it benefits our state's economy.

"We have already heard from a diverse and growing list of New Jersey organizations that support the goals of PSE&G's Clean Energy Future programs," he added. "So far, we have received support from more than 80 organizations from across New Jersey, representing environmental advocates, clean energy service providers, large and small businesses, labor organizations, elected officials, nonprofit agencies and community leaders…and more support is arriving every day."

Energy Efficiency

The nearly $2.8 billion energy efficiency plan includes $2.5 billion of investment and $283 million in other program costs.  It will allow customers to use up-front rebates and other financial incentives to purchase more efficient appliances, smart thermostats and other equipment; get free and affordable energy audits, reports and system design advice; get free and low-cost energy efficiency kits, tools and installations; and seed funding for new energy-saving techniques. The plan has a special emphasis on hard-to-reach customers, such as low-income, multi-family, small business and local governments. One program, for example, will upgrade municipal streetlights in PSE&G's service territory with LED lights.

Electric Vehicles

The $364 million EV program includes approximately $261 million of investment and $103 million in other program costs. The proposal jump-starts broader use of EVs by supporting nearly 40,000 EV chargers, the bulk of which are for residential use. It includes mixed-use and public DC fast-charging. CEF also supports EV innovation, including custom projects for airports, ports and other transit facilities and grants for school districts to buy and operate electric school buses.

Energy Storage

Energy storage provides more flexibility and efficiency in electric systems, makes it easier to integrate renewables and provides backup so there are fewer outages. The $180 million proposal includes approximately $109 million of investments and $71 million in other program costs. It calls for 35 megawatts of energy storage capacity over six years through five programs: solar smoothing, distribution deferral, mobile storage for outage management, microgrids for critical facilities and peak reduction for public sector facilities. CEF will begin to put New Jersey on track to meet the Clean Energy legislation's goal of 600 megawatts of energy storage by 2021 and 2,000 megawatts by 2030.

Energy Cloud

PSE&G's Energy Cloud will produce an estimated $1.7 billion in customer savings and operational benefits over 20 years, more than double the cost. The nearly $800 million program includes an investment of approximately $721 million and $73 million in other program costs.  It improves reliability, improves customer service and reduces the carbon footprint. This major undertaking includes a plan to educate customers about the many benefits of smart meters. If approved, PSE&G intends to install the smart meters by 2024.

More details about Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage and Energy Cloud proposals can be found at www.pseg.com/PoweringProgress.

PSE&G CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

New Jersey has the opportunity to be at the forefront of clean energy policy and a role model for the nation. Governor Murphy's progressive goals have opened the door for utilities, energy/environmental organizations and corporations to work together to develop, support and invest in transformative clean energy solutions.

As a first step, PSE&G has outlined its vision for a Clean Energy Future, with proposed programs that will help meet the growing consumer desires to use less energy, to ensure the energy they use is cleaner, and to lower their bills by managing the energy they use.   If we are successful, we can save money for customers, create well-paying jobs for the people who will implement these programs, create wider use of clean energy sources and more economic growth.

However, we need to work together across the state with both public and private entities to make this a reality and advance Governor Murphy's energy and environmental goals. The following organizations and individuals are supportive of PSE&G's clean energy vision and directive reflective of the proposed wide-ranging blueprint for the future of energy in New Jersey. 

 

ABB                                                                    

Advanced Solar Products

Peter Harb, Key Account Manager                      

Lyle Rawlings, President



A.F. Mensah, Inc.                                        

Alliance for Action

Drew Adams, Head of Strategy                    

Jerry Keenan, Executive Vice President        



APPRISE                                                   

Atlantic Health Systems

Jackie Berger, Ph.D., President & Co-Founder            

Robert Peake, VP Facilities Management



Bergen County's United Way                          

Burns & McDonnell

Tom Toronto, Executive Director                       

Vern H. Mulkey, PE , Dir. of Projects



BYD Motors                                              

CHA

Zachary Kahn, Director of                         

Michael Tsakaloyannis

Government Relations — North America        

Assoc. Vice President



CMC Energy Services, Inc.                             

Christian Health Care Center

Eileen McGinnis, President & CEO                  

Michael Doss, SR VP of Facilities


Management and Business Dev.



Concord Engineering Group                           

Conti Solar

Michael Fischette, CEO                   

Matt Skidmore, CEO 



County of Union                               

Deborah Hospital     

Amy C. Wagner                                     

Joseph Chirichella, President & CEO

Deputy Co. Manager/Director  


Department of Economic Development  




Eastern Metal Recycling                               

ecobee

H. J. Cain, Business Development                   

Sarah Colvin, Director – Business Development


Englewood Hospital                                              

Eos Energy Storage

Chris Weinberg, Director of Facilities                      

Michael Oster, CEO



Essex Police Chief Assoc. & Chief of North Caldwell PD  

Ferreira Construction/Vanguard Energy Partners

Chief Mark Deuer                                            

Nelson Ferreira – President & CEO 



Franklin Energy                                          

GreenLife Energy Solutions

Jason LaStella, Director –Business Dev.            

Edward Ryan, President & Founder



Greenlots                                                                

Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce

Scott Fisher, VP Market Development                    

James Dykes, President



Goldman Copeland                                        

Hackensack Meridian Health

Charles Copeland, President & CEO              

Kyle Tafuri, Director of Sustainability



Landis + Gyr                                                 

Lime Energy

Prasanna Venkatesan,                                          

Adam Procell, President & CEO

Executive VP & Head of Americas Region




Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District                

MaGrann Associates

Anthony Smith, Executive Director                       

Rich Selverian, President & CEO



Maher Terminals                                           

Mayor of Brooklawn

Louis Allora, VP Engineering Services             

Mayor Theresa Branella  



Mayor of Caldwell                                       

Mayor of East Orange     

Mayor Ann Dassing                                        

Mayor Ted Green



Mayor of Haworth                                             

Mayor of Orange

Mayor John Smart                                           

Mayor Dwayne Warren



Mayor of South Orange                                       

Mayor of Westfield  

Mayor Sheena Collum                                  

Mayor Shelley Brindle



Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce         

Morris County Chamber of Commerce  

Jim Kirkos, President         

Paul Boudreau, President



Nest                                                         

Newark Arts Council 

Vince Faherty,                                                 

Jeremy Johnson, Executive Director  

Head of Northeast Energy Partnerships 




Newark Alliance                                                     

North East Energy Conservation Inc.

Kimberly McClain, President  & CEO                   

Richard Palmesino, President



New Jersey Energy Coalition                           

Newark Community Development Corp.

Dr. Ed Salmon, Chair                                                   

Aisha Glover, President & CEO


Newark Regional Chamber of Commerce                

Nexant, Inc.

Chip Hallock, President                                             

John Gustafson, CEO



New Jersey Institute of Technology               

New Jersey Environmental Lobby 

Andrew Christ, Vice President                            

Anne Poole, President



North Jersey Chamber of Commerce                  

Okonite

Michelle Vernuccio, President

James Groome, Director Health, Safety & Engineering    



Partner Engineering & Science, Inc.                

Petra Systems

Steven Soussous – Principal                            

Marcelo Figueira, COO

Dir. Blg. Engineer & Sustainability  




Port Authority New York/New Jersey                   

Power Edison

Christine Weydig                                                 

Shihab Kuran, President & CEO

Dir. Env. Policy, Programs and Compliance   




Princeton Power Systems                                  

Proterra

Marshall Cohen, Chairman of the Board                   

Eric J. McCarthy, SVP


Govt. Relations, Public Policy & Legal Affairs



Performance Systems Development of NY, LLC.       

Raritan Valley Community College

Kathleen Greely, Senior Vice President             

Brian O'Rourke, Director of Facilities



Research and Development Council of NJ                         

Rider University  

Anthony Cicatiello, Executive Director                 

Kristine Brown, Associate VP           



Richards Manufacturing Co.                 

Riggs Distler 

Bruce Bier, CEO                                       

Stephen Zemaitais, Jr. – President              



Siemens                                               

Simple Energy

Peter Biondo                                          

Justin Segall, President & Founder

Regional Vice President North Atlantic




Sigma Plastics                              

Somerset County Business Partnership

Alan Teo, Chief Information Officer &VP                

Michael V. Kerwin – President & CEO 



Southern NJ Development Council              

Steven Winters Associates, Inc.

Jane Asselta, Vice President                             

Marc Zuluaga, Managing Director



St. Peter's University Hospital                         

Tata Consulting Services (TCS)

Robert Mulcahy, VP of Facilities                          

Surya Kant     


President North America, UK & Europe


Tendril                                                                      

Township of Cherry Hill     

David Grant, Sales & Marketing                              

Lenore Rosner, Business Administrator                      



R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP.                        

Township of Woodbridge

Jeffery M. Polo, Associate Principal                         

Caroline Ehrlich, Chief of Staff          



Union County College                                             

Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Robert E. Hogan, Director of Facilities                       

Jim Kilmer, Global Vice President



Willdan Energy Solutions                                         


Frank J. Evans, Senior VP, Eastern Region                


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Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state's population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company. In 2018, PSEG was named a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index for the 11th year in a row. 

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