National Advocates for Needy Honor NJ Utilities, Including Rockland Electric
Rockland Electric Company was recently honored by the National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) with its Corporate Excellence Award for the utility’s collaborative efforts with the other six investor-owned utilities in the state to expand outreach efforts to improve service to low- and moderate-income customers.
The NEUAC, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a broad–based coalition of diverse member organizations and individuals dedicated to heightening awareness of the energy needs of low-income energy consumers, fostering public-private partnerships and engaging in other activities to help address these needs.
New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities each received the Corporate Excellence Award for their collaborative support of low- and moderate-income programs including, New Jersey SHARES, the New Jersey Universal Service Fund and the New Jersey Comfort Partners Program.
Rockland Electric Customer Energy Services Specialist Susann Brown said, “In addition to its collaborative efforts, Rockland Electric will soon offer free energy audits and free direct installation of energy efficiency measures to low income customers. Low income customers typically spend more than 15% of their total annual income on their energy costs.”
Brown added, “Rockland Electric is committed to providing solutions that will reduce low-income customers’ energy costs while making their homes safer, healthier and more comfortable.”
Rockland Electric Company is an electric utility serving approximately 74,000 customers in parts of northern Bergen and Passaic counties and small sections of Sussex County in New Jersey. Rockland Electric is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., which in turn is owned by Consolidated Edison, Inc.