PSE&G residential electric bills drop an additional 4 percent

Customers are benefiting from expiring deregulation charges

Electric bills down about 6.3 percent since Jan. 1

Dec 01, 2015, 13:45 ET from PSE&G

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) announced effective today, December 1, annual electric bills are dropping by approximately 3.9 percent as another charge related to energy restructuring expires. The reduction was recently approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

The December 1 change is in addition to reductions totaling about 2.4 percent that took effect earlier in 2015.  As a result of these reductions, the annual bill for a typical residential electric customer who uses 7,200 kilowatt-hours annually and receives electric supply from PSE&G has dropped by about $85, or approximately 6.3 percent since Jan. 1, 2015.

The charges that expired in 2015 are recovered costs incurred by PSE&G for the securitization of stranded costs and associated taxes it paid related to when the state's electric industry was deregulated. Additional deregulation-related charges are expected to expire in 2016.

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Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state's population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE: PEG), a diversified energy company.

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