New Smart Meters Allow New Jerseyans to Take Charge of Their Energy Use and Costs

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy

August 24, 2017
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

(TRENTON – August 24, 2017) The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities yesterday approved the state’s first territory-wide advanced metering program, proposed by Rockland Electric Company. The deployment of advanced metering infrastructure – including nearly 74,000 smart meters – throughout Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties will drive down energy costs for customers and utilities by improving the grid’s reliability and resiliency, identifying and restoring outages, reducing high electricity demand, and integrating more renewables like solar and wind.

 “With new, smart meters, Rockland Electric’s customers can cut energy waste, boost renewables and take control of their energy use and costs. This investment in smart infrastructure will improve the grid’s resiliency and reliability, deliver cleaner air and better health, and accelerate New Jersey’s clean energy economy.”

  • Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

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