• Support and Assistance Programs

  • A drop in temperatures during the cold weather can result in higher energy bills. If you are struggling with making payments, there are a number of resources available to help you.

    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and assists residents in paying for heating costs and certain medically necessary cooling expenses. For more information, call 800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov.
    • The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers. Call 800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov for details.
    • The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) program provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low to moderate-income New Jersey households that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit njpoweron.org.
    • New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households in paying energy, telephone and water bills. Applications for New Jersey SHARES grants can be made at any of the more than 270 participating social service agencies throughout the state. Visit njshares.org or call 866-657-4273 for details.
    • Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Call 800-792-9745 for details.

    For more information about energy assistance programs, visit nj211.org or call 211, New Jersey’s non-emergency helpline, available 24/7 throughout the state.

    We are always here to help.  If you are having difficulty making a payment, please call 1-800-642-3780 to speak with a Customer Care representative. We offer a variety of payment arrangements.