Community Choice Power REFERENCES
8/26/2020 Training documents
· 4/12/2019 planning meeting with Tony Mercantante, Administrator
· NJ Cities which switched for Renewable Energy (R-GEA) for all residents (2019-2020 data)
· Sept 18, 2019 [a comprehensive R-GEA review was requested by Mayor Perry] briefed Middletown Mayor Perry, and Amy Sarrinikolaou (Sustainability Manager) on proposed Middletown Renewable Government Energy Aggregation. See Agenda & 12 Atttendees (not sure if attended by Tony Mercantante - Administrator). We were joined by Food & Water Watch evangelist (Junior Romero) to discuss successful R-GEA in New Brunswick (& subsequently other cities governed by “Faulkner Act” which forces a public referendum if a resolution is not approved by the governing body)
· 12/10/2019 letter to Mayor Perry, Tony Mercantante - a reminder to attend the RGEA regional review, Dec 19, Eatontown
· 2/6/2020 notes from Middletown Green Team meeting. Following are comments by Tony Mercantante, who attended the Electrical Aggregation regional meeting of Mayors on 2/6/2020. All agreed that was a worthwhile program. However, the general concern is the uncertainty of the price of the electricity. What volume electricity gives lowest price? In Maplewood, the “dropout is ~20%. Buusinesses are not included, and some of the residents opting “out”. There is a small savings with 42% renewable content (20% above RPS). However, higher renewable content is priced higher than JCP&L.. The Maplewood mayor stated he has personally saved $5
· 2/13/2020 email, requesting R-GEA, to TownshipCommittee, Tony Mercantante, Amy Sarrinikolaou
· 3/12/2020 email to Tony Mercantante (T.Fiore willing to try aggregation; latest NESE info)
· July 2020 Sustainable Jersey R-GEA webinar and slides. Must register personal name and town to get access.
Question for Gabel Associates: for the energy consultant for Livingston, regarding R-GEA Renewable Government Energy Aggregation. That Gabel employee is likely evaluating bids for the currently expiring GEA for the JCP&L portion of Livingston:
The attached table of all new R-GEA in NJ, , shows that essentially all are served by PSE&G. The one exception is Livingston, where PSE&G and JCP&L each serve a part of the city.
It is observed that residential customers in PSEG territory pay a “Basic Generation Service” 2 to 4 cents more per KWH than customers in JCP&L territory.
1. Given that Gabel is likely reviewing new Livingston electricity bids in JCP&L territory, can Gabel provide advice, materials, or encouragement to persuade the Middletown Township Committee pass an R-GEA resolution and select an R-GEA consultant?
Middletown (24K households served by JCP&L) has partially opened the door: effective June, 2020, Middletown accepted a 2 year contract for 100% “renewable electricity” for all Middletown municipal electric accounts press2 https://tworivertimes.com/middletown-goes-green-with-100-percent-renewable-energy/
ATTACHED TABLE http://climate.smiller.org/2020-1/2020-1-28-table-u.doc
· (more generally): info from Gabel Associates: we would like to talk to someone familiar with RGEA, the process, and how to approach township officials with a clearer statement of the benefits of doing it. Also, any specific price info they have re JCP&L territory.