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Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L)

Written By: Alex Gilmore

Last Updated: 11/30/2021

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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) serves over 1.1 million customers across central and northern New Jersey. JCP&L was founded in 1862 and became a subsidiary of FirstEnergy in 2001. FirstEnergy's many subsidiaries bring power to over 6 million customers from New Jersey to Ohio, making it one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the US.

As a JCP&L customer, you have Energy Choice. This allows you to choose your electricity provider and save on your electricity bills. Keep reading to learn more about comparing JCP&L electricity rates, switching providers and paying less than your neighbors for electricity.

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How To Compare JCP&L Electricity Plans's job is to make electricity shopping as easy as possible. With the Rate Comparison Tool, comparing and switching to a great new electricity plan is just minutes away. All you need to do is follow this simple three-step process.

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  1. Enter your ZIP Code See providers and plans for JCP&L customers.
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  3. Switch electricity providers Choose the right plan for you and make the switch.

That's all! Your new provider takes care of the rest and your new plan will start in one to two billing cycles. Jersey Central Power & Light still bills you, so the only change you will notice is your electricity rate.

JCP&L Energy Choice

If you're a Jersey Central Power and Light customer, you used to only have the option of getting both your electricity delivery and supply from the utility. The price that you paid was locked in and determined by JCP&L.

In 1999, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities passed energy deregulation legislation giving residents of the Garden State more options with Energy Choice. Energy Choice means that you can compare electricity providers and find lower rates than what you're currently paying by taking advantage of competition between electric companies.

Comparing electricity providers can be a confusing process if you're not careful. eliminates the confusion by bringing you the best rates from leading providers so you can feel confident in your choice.

JCP&L Service Area

Jersey Central Power & Light's electricity service is split into two sections, one in northwest New Jersey and one along the eastern coast.

Cities Served:

  • Columbus
  • Southampton
  • Allentown
  • Springfield
  • Livingston
  • Pottersville
  • Asbury
  • Stanton
  • Lebanon
  • East Windsor
  • Aberdeen
  • Shrewsbury

Counties Served:

  • Burlington
  • Essex
  • Hunterdon
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Monmouth
  • Morris
  • Ocean
  • Somerset
  • Sussex
  • Union
  • Warren

Reading your JCP&L Electricity Bill

When switching electricity providers, you should note the two types of charges on your Jersey Central electricity bill. These are delivery charges and supply charges. When you take advantage of New Jersey's Energy Choice, you can save on your electricity supply charges.

Delivery Charges:

  • For the maintenance of local energy infrastructure
  • Does not change when you participate in Energy Choice
  • Set rate by the utility

Supply Charges

  • Based on your electricity supply rate
  • What you pay by the kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the electricity you use
  • Find lower rates by comparing providers and participating in Energy Choice

Learn more about your JCP&L Bill here.

JCP&L Price To Compare

JCP&L’s Price to Compare is the price per kilowatt-hour you will be charged for default electricity service. You can use it to help you decide whether or not you would save if you switched electricity providers. Jersey Central's electricity bill lists the current Price to Compare.

JCP&L Contact Information

Still have questions about your Energy Choice in New Jersey? Visit our New Jersey page.