New Jersey

Operations:            Generation / Wholesale

Brands:                     Luminant

Employees:             N/A

Customers:             N/A

Generation Facilities:  Total: 170 MW

Listing by Fuel Type:

Gas: 1 co-owned facility @ 170 (MW net capacity)

Resources

Competitive Retail Website:

Key Third Party Organizations

  • PJM Power Providers (P3)
  • Coallition to fight PSEG subsidy (informal – joint with NRG & Calpine)

Vistra Assets in State

Facilities Map:
Facilities Detail:
Asset Name Location Fuel MW HD SD CD Market Own %
Sayerville Sayreville, NJ Gas 170 19 19 6 PJM 50

Market Overview

Interconnection:

  • PJM

Competition Enabler & key statute(s):

  • Legislative – N.J.S.A. 48:3-49, et seq, the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act, (EDECA) (1999)
  • New Jersey Administrative Code – Title 14, Chapter 4: Energy Competition

Utility Territories:

  • Atlantic City Electric (ACE)
  • Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G)
  • Rockland Electric Company (RECO)
  • Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L)

Retailers (by TDU Territory and Customer Class):

Name ACE JCP&L PSE&G RECO
Registered 96 100 111 76
Residential 72 74 77 56
Commercial 95 99 107 74
industrial 71 77 79 60

 

Retail Competition Background:

On February 9, 1999, N.J.S.A. 48:3-49, et seq, the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act, (EDECA) was signed into law. EDECA separated the supply portion of the electric or natural gas rate from the delivery portion. With the supply portion now open to competition, the consumer has the option to shop for the best price on energy supplies from companies other than electric or gas utilities, i.e. from a Third Party Supplier licensed by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“BPU”). The electric and natural gas distribution utility will continue to deliver electricity and/or natural gas through the utility’s wires and pipes which continues to be regulated by the BPU. The utility will also respond to emergencies, should they arise, regardless of where those supplies are purchased. Choosing to purchase energy supplies from companies other than the electric or gas utility, affords basic consumer protection safeguards, but the rates charged by these companies are not regulated by the BPU. The electric utility is required to provide electric supplies to consumers under Basic Generation Service (“BGS”), and the gas utility is required to provide gas supplies to consumers under Basic Gas Supply Service (“BGSS”) if a consumer chooses not to shop. The electric utility’s BGS and gas utility’s BGSS rates are regulated by the BPU.

Once a consumer signs up with a Third Party Supplier (TPS), the supplier is required to provide you with a TPS Contract Summary — a standardized one-page summary of your contract that will highlight and summarize the most relevant contract terms. The electric power and/or gas suppliers must tell the customer whether the price per unit will be fixed, variable, or fixed for a portion of the contract and variable for a portion of the contract. In addition, when presented with a price offer, the price should include Sales and Use Tax so that the consumer may compare the price offer to the electric or gas public utility’s Price to Compare.

The Price to Compare is the price customers pay to their electric utility company, i.e. ACE, PSE&G, RECO or JCP&L, or their gas utility company, i.e. NJNG, ETG, SJG, or PSE&G, for the supply portion of their utility bill.  The Price To Compare represents the portion of the utility bill that will be replaced by the charges of a Third Party Supplier if a customer switches to a third party supplier. On an electric utility bill, the Price to Compare is the average cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for electric generation and transmission.  The Price to Compare includes energy, capacity, transmission, ancillary services, line losses, state sales tax, etc.   The Price to Compare also includes a reconciliation of costs.  The Price to Compare will generally change seasonally on June 1st and October 1st of each year to reflect changes to the energy, capacity, and ancillary service costs components.  However, it will also change from time to time to reflect Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved changes to the transmission cost component, changes to the reconciliation cost component and other approved changes.

CURRENT ISSUES OF INTEREST