Ratepayer presentation scheduled in Metuchen

Ratepayer presentation
scheduled in Metuchen

METUCHEN — New Jersey’s ratepayer advocate will deliver a consumer education presentation to the public on how to reduce utility bills with easy energy conservation tips for the home and office.

The public presentation, scheduled for May 12 at 7 p.m. at Metuchen Borough Hall, 212 Durham Ave., will also help ratepayers read their utility bills.

Ratepayer Advocate Seema M. Singh will distribute free copies of the Consumer Conservation Handbook, an easy-to-use, room-by-room, year-round guide of conservation tips to winterize and summerize the home to help reduce utility bills.

"Right now, conservation is the only realistic alternative to rising energy costs for residential ratepayers and small business customers," Singh said. "We specifically included many money-saving conservation tips that are inexpensive to implement. In fact, many of these conservation tips cost nothing at all. The more of these suggestions you adopt, the more you can save."

For copies of the handbook, contact the Division of the Ratepayer Advocate at ratepayer@rpa.state.nj.us.

The presentation is part of a comprehensive, statewide energy conservation effort the Division of the Ratepayer Advocate to help ratepayers lower their electric and natural gas utility bills in the face of rising energy costs.

The Division of the Ratepayer Advocate is an independent state agency established to represent the interests of all classes of utility consumers and to serve as an active participant in every case where New Jersey utilities seek changes in their rates or services. It also gives consumers a voice in setting long-range energy, water and telecommunications policy that will affect the delivery of utility services well into the future. Additional information can be found at www.rpa.state.nj.us.