Electric and Gas Choice Customer Information

You Have a Choice

New Jersey Energy Choice is a state program that allows you to choose which company you'd like to buy your energy from. Here, we'll answer basic questions about how the program works.

People are often confused about the process of choosing third party energy suppliers. We get it! That's why we're going to walk you through everything you need to know about changing energy suppliers, protecting yourself against scams, and comparing providers.

You're Free to Shop Around ... Or Not

PSE&G is proud and happy to be your energy supplier. If you'd like things to stay as they are, you'll continue to purchase your electric commodity from PSE&G under regulated Basic Generation Service (BGS), and your natural gas service under regulated Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS).

If you'd like to shop around, that's fine, too. Keep reading to find out how to compare energy companies.

How to Be a Smart Energy Shopper

Here are four simple steps that can help you compare energy providers:

  1. Gather information

    You can obtain an electric or natural gas enrollment kit by calling PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). Both packages contain your account number, historical usage information, a list of electric and gas suppliers, and other information about energy choice.

  2. Compare prices

    Your PSE&G bill provides valuable information that can help you compare offers from Third Party Suppliers.

    Price to Compare is a tool that residential consumers can use to calculate savings and comparison shop. In addition, suppliers are required to provide the average price per therm or kilowatt-hour that they intend to offer residential customers.

    Additional information can be found on our Price to Compare - Electric & Gas webpage.

  3. Consider environmental factors

    Just as food manufacturers must provide a nutritional label on their packaged foods, each electric supplier must provide a label explaining the environmental characteristics of the electricity they sell. Look at PSE&G's environmental label  as an example.

  4. Choose the supplier that works best for you

    You'll need to evaluate offers from various electricity and natural gas suppliers, which are likely to be presented to you in the form of a contract. A listing of electric and gas third party suppliers can also be found on the NJ BPU website at Shop for Energy Suppliers.

    Before choosing a new supplier, carefully review the terms and conditions of the contract and ask the following questions:

  • What is included in the price?
  • What is the length of the contract?
  • What are the contract cancellation provisions? Is there a penalty for early cancellation?
  • Will the price stay the same for the life of the contract?
  • Are there restrictions on how much electricity or gas I can use, and when I can use it?
  • Will there be any other charges on my bill?

Whether you decide to shop around or elect to remain with your current energy company, you’ll continue to have access to safe and reliable energy.

Business Customer Authorization Forms

See OPT IN and OPT OUT instructions for how to get started.

To choose your energy provider, fill out the OPT IN form: BGS-Commercial and Industrial Energy Pricing (CIEP)

To resume regular service through PSE&G, fill out the OPT OUT form:

Return to BGS-Residential Small Commercial Pricing (RSCP) Default Service