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 https://www.firstenergycorp.com/customer_choice.html.