ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Major Energy, (www.MajorEnergy.com) an A+ BBB rated ESCO (Energy Service Company) and affiliate company Respond Power (www.RespondPower.com), both approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, are launching their service for the first time into New Jersey within the Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) service area. Respond Power will deliver the electricity. Major Energy Services will provide the natural gas services.
Major Energy and Respond Power currently serve the residential and commercial customers in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets of New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Maryland. Beginning December 3, 2012, the two will be available to customers throughout the PSE&G territory which includes parts or all of the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Morris and Passaic.
"New Jersey is the ideal next market for us," explains Saul Horowitz, CEO of Major Energy and Respond Power. "With the tremendous success we have had in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, working in New Jersey and expanding our reach in the tri-state area is only logical. We are excited to offer the customers of New Jersey a superior level of customer service, aggressive pricing and new and innovative ideas in energy supply they have never seen before."
Current household electricity rates in PSE&G are estimated to be about $.1045/kWh. Respond Power's service offers a rate of $.0899/kWh. Based on homes using an average of 10,000/kWh per year, that's a potential savings of 14%. Major Energy's Gas rates will also offer enormous savings potential; the current natural gas rate from PSE&G is estimated to be about $.544/Therm. Major Energy's Rate of $.519/Therm offers a potential savings of 5% based on homes using an average of 1,000/Therms per year.
The company will be offering fixed rate options in early 2013. Fixed rates offer customers the freedom of stability paying the preset rate over the course of the year, protecting consumers from unexpected price swings.
MAJOR ENERGY AND RESPOND POWER'S 10 STORM PREPAREDNESS TIPS
Storm preparation is so important to us and for our clients, especially following the recent extensive destruction and long recovery process from Hurricane Sandy. We, at Major Energy and Respond Power, compiled a handy list of tips people can follow to be better prepared next time.
1. Remember to always call your utility company to report any outage-related problems. Even if it appears others are fine, your outage may be limited to your home exclusively and could possibly be resolved sooner. If others are experiencing the same thing, it's good to have the number and may help with getting service, utilities schedule work crews based on outage numbers.
- If you have to leave your home, leave your porch light on. This allows friends and neighbors check if your power is on without entering your house.
2. Avoid the use of flame burning candles. If you can, invest in having a quantity of LED Flameless candles throughout your home. There are even battery operated tea-lights available on the market! If you do use candles, always keep them away from walls and bedding and never leave them unattended.
3. Stock-up on battery powered flashlights and lamps. Simple rule, when changing smoke alarm batteries every six months, check flashlights and batteries. Ensure at least one flashlight per bedroom plus more for common rooms such as kitchen and living room.
4. If you live in an area prone to power outages get a generator. Keep stored away from your home and make sure to cover this important power source from any moisture but, remember, to only use in well-ventilated areas. Get one before a storm and have a licensed electrician install.
5. Add bags of ice to your freezer and fridge, it will help to keep your food cold when the need arises. Freeze bottles of water too, they will help keep produce cold, and once defrosted, become an ideal source of drinking water. Organize the opening and closing of your fridge/freezer so letting cold-air out is limited. Food remains cold in a full refrigerator for up to 24 hours and in a well-packed freezer for 48 hours (24 hours if it is half-packed). Stock up on easy-to-open and ready to eat foods like granola bars, pop-tarts, stews.
6. In advance of a storm, locate books, board games, toys and other forms of entertainment which will not require electricity. Crayons, paper and art supplies can be a real blessing if you have young children.
7. In order to protect against possible voltage irregularities that can occur when power is restored, you should unplug all sensitive electronic equipment, including TVs, computers, stereo, DVR, VCR, microwave oven, cordless telephone, answering machine and garage door opener. (Review the process for manually operating an electric garage door.)
8. It is important to be extra cautious when you go outside to inspect damages after a storm. Downed or hanging electrical wires can be hidden by trees or debris, and could be live. Never attempt to touch or move downed lines, and keep children and pets away from them. Do not touch anything power lines are touching, such as tree branches or fences. Please, always assume a downed line is a live line.
9. Only store gas for generator until just prior to a storm. It is not necessary to have jerry cans of gas around.
10. Finally, fill your propane tanks and stock-up on charcoal. A hot meal is easy to prepare on a Bar-B-Q during power outages!
About Major Energy Services
Founded in 2005, Major Energy Services is an Energy Service Company (ESCO) serving residential and commercial customers in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois, and will soon be offering service in many other deregulated gas and electric markets. We are approved by the respective State Public Service or Public Utility Commissions and by your local utility to supply natural gas and electricity to commercial & residential customers.
A New York based company who is familiar with the energy needs of our customers, Major Energy's management has combined decades of experience in the energy retail marketplace and the dedication and passion to help residential and business customers reduce their energy costs. Unlike any other ESCO, Major Energy will not only supply your gas and electricity at the best available rates, but will also give you tools to manage and monitor your energy consumption and control your costs.
We understand that energy should revolve around your lifestyle and not the other way around, so we are proud of the record we've built and the rate at which we have grown. As we continue to add more and more customers, we remain committed to the core principles on which we were founded: lowering our customers' energy bills safely and reliably.
About Respond Power
Respond Power is an affiliate of Major Energy Services - an Energy Service Company (ESCO) founded in 2005 serving residential and commercial customers in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets of New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey and Maryland. Respond Power is approved by the respective State Public Service or Public Utility Commissions and by local utilities to supply electricity to commercial & residential customers.
A New York-based company familiar with the energy needs of its customers, Respond Power's management has combined decades of experience in the energy retail marketplace and the dedication and passion to help residential and business customers reduce their power costs. Unlike any other ESCO, Respond Power not only supplies electricity at the best available rates, but will also gives consumers the tools to manage and monitor energy consumption and control costs.
Mark Berger, Senior Marketing Analyst – Special Projects, Respond Power/Major Energy
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SOURCE Major Energy