Will I receive two bills?

No, you will always receive one bill from your utility.  The only thing that changes in the SEA R-GEA program, or any GEA program, is the cost of the electricity provided.

Electric bills are comprised of two main components: power supply and distribution.  It is important to emphasize that this program would cover only the power supply portion of the electric bill.  Under New Jersey’s retail choice regulations, you may purchase power supply from either the electric utility company under its Basic Generation Service (“BGS”) tariff rates, or you may purchase your power supply from a Third-Party Supplier ("TPS").   The SEA R-GEA program seeks to provide savings on the power supply portion of your bill.

Importantly, the delivery and distribution of electricity under this program would continue to remain the same, through the regulated utility (i.e. PSE&G) that serves your home.  The utility continues to handle your account, addressing any outages and maintaining service.

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1. What is Community Energy Aggregation (CEA)?
2. How the Community Energy Aggregation Came to Be
3. Who is Gabel Associates?
4. Who is Direct Energy Services?
5. How does the SEA R-GEA Program work?
6. Will I receive two bills?
7. Do I have to be part of the program?
8. Would I be able to Opt-In to the SEA R-GEA Program?
9. Will I still be able to receive budget billing (Equal Payment Plan)?
10. Why is the program set as an opt-out program, rather than an opt-in program?
11. What about power outages?
12. What if I have a solar panel system?
13. Will the LIHEAP and Lifeline benefit programs for low income residents still apply if I participate in the SEA R-GEA?
14. Is There any Impact on My ‘Worry-Free’ Appliance Repair Contract with PSE&G?
15. From Where does the SEA R-GEA Supplier Source the Renewable Energy Being Supplied?
16. What are Renewable Energy Certificates and Why are they Used to Satisfy the Renewable Energy Requirements of the Program?