Six towns in Gloucester County, New Jersey will be participating in a county-wide energy aggregation plan, as a result of a unanimous vote by the county board in mid June 2014. Although some individual towns throughout the state have created energy aggregation plans, this is the first time that a county in New Jersey has done so.
A 2003 New Jersey state law allows for local governments to negotiate the purchase of energy supplies, in the form of electricity and natural gas, for their residents. The goal of such plans is to achieve better energy rates for residents of the given municipalities.
The six Gloucester County towns that elected to participate in a county-wide aggregation program are as follows: Clayton, Deptford, Mantua, National Park, Woodbury Heights, and Woolwich. Each town passed its own resolution indicating its desire to participate in a collaborative energy aggregation program.
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