New Jersey

  • Customer Choice Overview

    As a customer of JCP&L, there are three components of your service.

    • Generation – The generation electricity that powers your home or business 
    • Transmission – The “superhighway” of the electric system, which channels high-voltage power across long distances from generation sources to local lines serving towns and communities
    • Distribution – The system of lines that delivers electricity to your home



    If you look at your electric bill, you’ll see it divided into two parts: charges from JCP&L for delivering electricity to your home through the transmission and distribution systems and a separate charge for the electricity you use.

    If you are not currently served by a competitive supplier, JCP&L has bought electricity for you. You can find the rate reflected under the “Messages” section of your bill as the “price to compare.” This rate may be adjusted seasonally. You have the option to shop for the electricity you use from a competitive energy supplier just as you shop for other products and services.

    We encourage you to regularly evaluate your “price to compare” against competitive energy supplier offers. When you do, consider the price, plan structure (fixed or variable rate), contract terms and conditions, and any taxes, charges or fees that may apply. This will help you to manage your budget year-round and stay informed about changes to generation costs.

    JCP&L will continue to deliver the electricity to you, regardless of the supplier you choose. Customers who change energy suppliers will not experience an interruption in service, and JCP&L will continue to service electrical equipment and respond to outages. If you do not choose a competitive energy supplier, JCP&L will continue to provide electricity at the price we have purchased it for on your behalf.

    To learn more about shopping for a competitive electric supplier, including a list of suppliers licensed by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, visit

  • Educational Materials

    You probably have many questions, but the changes in the way you buy electric generation supply do not have to be confusing. We've prepared materials on this site to explain the changes and describe the options you'll have.

    If you cannot find the answers to your questions on this website, another resource is our Retail Choice Center, which has specially trained representatives to help with your questions about energy choice. The toll-free number for this resource is 1-888-478-2300.

  • Information for Small Business

    Small businesses have their own special needs as changes unfold in the electric industry. Below is information to address some questions and concerns that small business owners might have:

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    For additional information about energy choice, call our Retail Choice Center toll-free at 1-888-478-2300.

    • Small Business - Demand Charges

      As small businesses shop for a third-party supplier, they should compare two separate charges: one for the amount of energy they consume and another for demand. Most of us think of electric bills in terms of the total amount of electricity used. The more power we use in a month, the more we expect to pay. The less we use, the less we expect to pay. But, unlike residential customers, most businesses pay for more than just the amount of kilowatt-hours (kwh) they consume. Most businesses also pay for demand. Demand is measured in kilowatts (kw) and is the rate at which electricity is delivered at a given instant or averaged over some period of time.

      For example, suppose you turn on ten, 100-watt bulbs. They "demand" a total of one kilowatt (10 bulbs times 100 watts = 1,000 watts = one kilowatt). Fifteen minutes later they have used one-fourth of a kilowatt-hour (one kilowatt times one-quarter of an hour). However, their demand remains one kilowatt. If the lights stay on for one hour, the consumption would be one kilowatt-hour. But, the demand still would be one kilowatt.

      If everyone used a steady flow of electricity throughout the day, every day of the year, there would be fewer challenges for the generation supplier, but this isn't the case. Electricity use rises and falls throughout the day.

      For example, two customers each use 1,200 kilowatt-hours in a day. One has a steady demand of 50 kilowatts (50 kilowatts x 24 hours = 1,200 kilowatt-hours). The supplier needs 50 kilowatts of generating capacity to serve the customer.

      The second customer has a demand of 30 kilowatts for 23 hours and 510 kilowatts for one hour. Total electricity used is 1,200 kilowatt-hours (30 kilowatts x 23 hours + 510 kilowatts x 1 hour = 1,200 kilowatt-hours). However, now the supplier must have 510 kilowatts of generating capacity standing by to serve this customer.

      Demand charges assign to each customer the cost of the power supplies needed to satisfy the maximum demand of that customer. In choosing a third-party supplier, a business should compare demand charges and kilowatt-hour charges, and must consider what the total electric bill will be. A total bill includes charges for both kilowatt-hours and for kilowatt demand.

    • Small Business - Time-Of-Use Pricing Options

      Business customers shopping for a third-party supplier should check for pricing options based on the time when they actually use electricity. These options offer opportunities for lower electricity prices during certain hours of the day, days of the week or even seasons of the year.

      Before choosing a third-party supplier, learn about your present electricity usage pattern by reviewing historical usage information for your business. The information is available from your local distribution company, which might refer to it as a load profile.

      A business may significantly reduce its electric generation costs by rescheduling its usage. For example, a factory that can schedule production runs during the night might pay less for electricity during that time. Or, a water authority could run its electric pumps to fill large storage tanks at night and pay less for the electricity used to run the pumps.

      Here are some examples of pricing that is tied to when electricity is used. Before deciding on a third-party supplier, you should weigh all the needs of your business and all available supplier options.

      Time-of-use rates and metering. The cost of producing electricity varies throughout the day. Time-of-use rates and metering connect the amount of electricity used with the time it was used. Like long distance telephone calls, prices are higher during some periods of the day than others. Customers with this type of pricing plan can save money by moving their greatest electricity usage to periods when the prices are lowest.

      Real-time pricing. At the end of a business day, customers with the real-time pricing option are quoted actual prices for electricity for each hour of the next business day. Special meters record electricity usage for each hour. The amount billed is based on the price set for each hour. Customers truly pay a commodity price based on actual costs, not a rate based on average costs. Customers can reduce their electricity costs by adjusting their usage to the most favorable hours of the day based on the actual prices they'll be charged.

      Discounts for curtailing electricity usage. During periods of high demand for electricity, such as during a heat wave, power suppliers may face difficulty keeping up with demand. Also, the prices they would have to pay for additional electricity to serve their customers would be extremely high. As a result, suppliers may offer special credits to customers who, when asked, agree to reduce usage by a predetermined amount. For example, a large industrial facility could receive a credit on its electricity bill for cutting back its usage during a heat wave. Or, a hospital could receive a credit on its bill for running its emergency generators to reduce the demand on its supplier for electricity.

  • Your Price to Compare

    Your Price to Compare is the price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) your local distribution company will charge for the generation part of your electric service. It is an estimate based on an average kWh (kilowatt hour) for your rate class. If a competing supplier’s price per kWh is less than your listed Price to Compare, you can save the difference on every kWh you use by choosing that supplier.

    Here are the Prices to Compare for Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L). Use your figure to compare the prices offered by different third-party suppliers. You will save money if you buy electricity from a third-party supplier for less than your Price to Compare. If you are not sure of your rate class, you can find it on the first page of your electric bill just above your account summary.

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  • Supplier List

    Under the New Jersey Energy Choice program, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is responsible for licensing electric generation suppliers. All licensed suppliers must post bonds to help ensure their financial responsibility and the supply of electricity to satisfy their contracts or agreements.

    View the list of licensed electric generation suppliers who have met all requirements to serve Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) customers.

    For additional information about energy choice, call our Retail Choice Center toll-free at 1-888-478-2300.

  • Energy Choice Links

    Additional information on New Jersey’s Energy Choice program can be found by visiting the following third-party Web sites:

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is New Jersey's public utilities regulatory agency.

    New Jersey SHARES provides relief to people who are not eligible for other types of assistance. A financial crisis can happen to anyone, regardless of age, income or family situation. For information on applying for assistance please call 1-866-NJSHARES.

    The New Jersey Clean Energy ProgramTM promotes increased energy efficiency and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy.

  • New Jersey Tariffs

    Jersey Central Power & Light has certified to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities that this is an accurate electronic representation of the tariffs which are officially filed at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

    Users of electronic tariffs should note that such tariffs are not the official documents, and users assume responsibility for reliance upon tariffs in electronic format. 


    • Tariff Parts I & II
      General Information, Standard Terms & Conditions - Effective 7/15/2024
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 7/15/2024


    • Tariff Parts I & II
      General Information, Standard Terms & Conditions - Effective 6/1/2024
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 6/1/2024
    • Tariff Parts I & II
      General Information, Standard Terms & Conditions - Effective 1/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 5/15/2024
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 5/1/2024
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 4/1/2024
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 3/1/2024
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 1/1/2024


    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 12/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 10/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 9/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 8/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 6/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 5/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 3/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 2/1/2023
    • Tariff Part III
      Service Classification & Riders (Rates) - Effective 1/1/2023


  • Zip Codes Served by FirstEnergy

    Select the links below for a list of zip codes served by JCPL:

    Zip Codes served by JCPL