Rockland Electric, PSE&G Lead Experts Advising Seniors on Bills
A team of energy experts composed of representatives ranging from local utilities, including Rockland Electric Company and PSE&G, to New Jersey’s statewide fuel fund, NJ Shares, guided local seniors today on where to get help to manage their household electric and gas utility bills.
The joint energy outreach event was held at the James F. McGuire Memorial Senior Center in Northvale. The event was co-sponsored by Bergen Community Action, the county’s anti-poverty agency; PSE&G, the borough’s natural gas utility; and Rockland Electric Company, the borough’s electric utility.
The event centered on energy experts providing seniors with information about their bills, income eligibility requirements for bill-paying assistance and the programs that offer that assistance:
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Universal Service Fund (USF)
- Payment Assistance Gas and Electric (PAGE)
- NJ Shares
The experts also talked about energy conservation methods and energy efficiency tools to keep home electric and gas bills in check.
Tappan resident Carole Hanlon found the information from the various experts valuable. “They offered a lot of good advice. I thought the practical tips they gave out about saving energy were especially useful,” she said.
Rockland Electric Company is an electric utility serving approximately 73,000 customers in parts of northern Bergen, Passaic and 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.