Today’s smartphones would baffle Alexander Graham Bell, while today’s utility systems would look familiar to Thomas Edison. Our electric infrastructure has hardly changed since Edison’s influence at the start of the 20th century. That’s about to change. The way people use electricity and gas is being transformed thanks to technological innovations that are similar to ones that we have seen in other industries.
Summit Plaza in Jersey City, New Jersey, is a four-building, 483-unit apartment complex that is home to mostly low-income families.
One of the most important missions for utilities going forward will be to help their customers develop low-cost, energy efficient options. Reducing the consumption of electricity and natural gas will provide a host of benefits – it will give customers access to new energy efficient technologies while also lowering their utility bills and reducing pollution and environmental impacts for years to come. Continue reading
Photo courtesy of Hackensack University Medical Center.
Hospitals are some of the most important customers that PSE&G serves.
These facilities help heal the sick, provide critical care in times of emergency and serve as anchors in our communities. Continue reading
Summer is here! Memorial Day Weekend (we hope yours was great!) marks the official start of beaches and boardwalks, picnics and barbeques, outdoor concerts and cool drinks on balconies.
Between buying gifts and hosting parties, it’s no secret that the holidays can be an expensive time of year. But, did you know that changes to your cooking routine can help you save money in the kitchen? For example, slow cookers, pots, toaster ovens or warming plates use about half the energy of the average electric stove.
- Preheat the oven to the exact temperature you need. The oven won’t heat up any faster at a higher setting.
- Put lids on pots and pans to prevent heat loss.
- Turn off the oven 10 minutes early – the food will keep cooking as long as the door stays closed.
- No peeking! Whenever you open the oven door, the temperature drops by about 25 degrees.
- Always use glass or ceramic dishes if possible. They retain heat better and cook food faster.
Last but not least – when you’re ready to clean up, always make sure your dishwasher is full before running it. It’s more energy efficient.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Planning that end of summer getaway? Even when you’re on vacation, your home still uses electricity. And whether you’re relaxing on the beach, road tripping across the country or hiking in the mountains, stressing about energy costs should be the last thing on your mind.
Frigid weather is on the way, and you likely will bundle up to keep your body heat in and the cold out. But, have you thought about if your home is appropriately “dressed” for winter?
Ghouls, goblins and other scary creatures roam our neighborhoods on Halloween. But there are other scary creatures – vampire devices – secretly sucking energy from our homes. Continue reading
We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to help fund energy efficiency improvements in places where they are needed most, including residential multifamily housing.
New Jersey resident Barbara O.’s story:
I’m a single mom. I work full time at night as a hospice nurse so I am home when my children need me. I never thought I would not have enough money to support my family. But when the rent increased on my two bedroom apartment in Mercer County, we were facing homelessness. I couldn’t afford the rent and juggle late fees on other bills. I was distraught. I didn’t want to fail my kids. I am so thankful that NJ SHARES was able to relieve the burden of my utility bill so that I could manage our expenses and my family could stay in our apartment.