Howell Energy Aggregation Program Updates

Howell Township Municipal Building (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

HOWELL – At a recent Township Council meeting, the status of the changes to the energy aggregation program in Howell were discussed.

Joseph Clark, Township Attorney, informed that the board had reviewed bids for a new energy aggregation program on Dec. 14. After comparing the bids to Jersey Central Power and Light supply pricing, the board decided against awarding a contract to any of the bids at this time.

“We have determined that there was no real savings for the township residents and as a result, no contract was awarded,” read the December 2017 Program Update for Howell Energy Aggregation.

Clark said that the committee is going to hold off on the program until new bids are expected to be reviewed again in March or April. If a new contract is awarded, residents will be informed via e-mail and have the opportunity to opt-out of the program if they wish, according to the Program Update.

The current energy provider for Howell Township’s energy program is TriEagle Energy. TriEagle’s contract expired at the end of December, said Clark, and all residents will revert back to JCP&L as their provider after the December meter read.

At this point there is nothing that the townspeople need to do, said Clark. The residents will be “seamlessly transitioned” back to JCP&L power in the New Year.