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On June 1, new summer default rates went into effect for all New Jersey customer s being serviced by JCPL (Jersey Central Power & Light) who are still on the utility’s price to compare default rate.

While residential competitive electric providers remain limited in the state, there are roughly two dozen competitive electric suppliers offering lower rates for commercial and industrial customers compared to the JCP&L default price to compare rate.  Business customers in the GS rate class will pay a rate of $0.115462 from June through September of 2010, and then pay $0.110205 from October 2010 through May 2011.  Current fixed competitive electric rates in the area are in the low $0.10s per KWh resulting in savings for most businesses between 8-14%.

Default rates in JCPL are derived from auctions the utility performs in previous years for the current year.  Due to lower natural gas prices, current market rates for electricity are lower than the current default rates resulting in saving opportunities for businesses.

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Electric rates will decrease for the second year in a row for New Jersey electric consumers who are on default service (i.e. have not shopped for a competitive supplier).  However, despite the decrease, greater savings are still available for these default service commercial and industrial customers if they decide to shop the competitive market for lower rates.

The default rates will lower after the four major New Jersey Utilities (PSEG, JCPL, ACE, Rockland Electric) completed their auction for basic generation service. 

Even after the default service reduced rates take effect on June 1, business consumers can expect to save anywhere from 10-30%  more off of those rates by contracting out with an alternative supplier.