一旦其目前的9月合约到期汉密尔顿乡会从它的能量聚集计划休息。

Currently in the second round of the electricity-bundling program, Hamilton Township will not go out to bid for a third phase, Mayor Jeff Martin said. The township’s energy consultant, Gabel and Associates, informed the township in late July that disruptions in the energy market due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant the township likely would not find prices better than the ones offered by utility company PSE&G. The firm recommended 汉密尔顿 城市hip not seek bids at this time, advice that Martin took.

Residents currently participating in the 汉密尔顿 城市hip Community Energy Aggregation Program will receive a notice from PSE&G in August, the township said, and will be transitioned back to electricity provided by PSE&G, effective with their September meter read dates.

Normally, customers of utilities like PSE&G receive electricity at a fixed rate. Energy aggregation allows local governments to bundle electricity accounts—such as the ones belonging to residents—in order to seek bids for cheaper energy rates. Electricity is then sold to this group of accounts together, at a bulk rate lower than one an individual customer could receive. 汉密尔顿 城市hip officials have said residents together have saved millions of dollars since the program started under then-Mayor Kelly Yaede in 2016.

马丁不知道,不过,到底有需求的hcea方案是,考虑如何不少居民没有参加。能量汇聚和总储蓄的从它 - 收到的效果减弱为居民行使其选择退出的能量聚集协议。

在2016年后期,例如,乡镇订立南泽西能达成协议,乡干部说,将产生超过850万的储蓄居民$。 21个月交易的实际节省清盘是远远低于,总共才100多万,由于在$部分不少居民选择不参加。

In November 2018, with the South Jersey Energy deal ending, the township conducted a public bid for new aggregation proposals. The township said the offers it received were higher than the price offered by South Jersey Energy, and officials decided to return to PSE&G instead.

该乡2019年3月再次尝试能量聚集,接受来自星座newenergy力图在批量购买的价格汉密尔顿提供电力。第二阶段始于2019年6月结束今年九月。

A statement issued in 2019 by the township said Constellation NewEnergy offered a price about 12 percent lower than PSE&G’s electricity supply price, and more than six percent below the projected PSE&G price during the 15 months of the contract. The township estimated the average resident would save $90 during the 15-month contract, with a township-wide savings of $3 百万。马丁并ñOT说什么这一轮能量聚集的实际节余。

Since the start, the energy aggregation program caused confusion and frustration. With the entire township automatically enrolled, residents who wanted to continue receiving electricity from PSE&G directly had to fill out a postage-paid “opt-out” card and mail it. Those who missed the opt-out deadline found themselves enrolled anyway.

马丁说,他知道这两个经验,与他和他的妻子在第二轮将第一时间之后选择加入该计划的进行。

“Personally I just like working with PSE&G, and I felt like we had a better experience with them,” Martin said.

不过,马丁表示,他不排除会重返能量聚集,具体情况取决于能源市场走势和城镇居民想要什么。

“如果加贝尔认为我们应该追求第三阶段,他们会接触到我们,”马丁说。 “然后他们会理事会存在之前去,该镇将深入到居民,看看他们的想法。”