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Though not the largest of New Jersey’s utility companies, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) serves some of the most important industrial and commercial regions of the state, from the industrial areas in the north to the state’s premier school, Princeton University.

PSE&G Company History

PSE&G, like many of the most prominent utilities, has its roots in the early 20th century. The company’s precursor, The Public Service Corporation, collected together more than 400 gas, electric and transportation companies from around New Jersey. The transportation aspects of the business were eventually sold to the state in 1980.

Meanwhile, the utilities held by the company were kept separate early on. But by 1948, all of these disparate utility companies were brought together to make the Public Service Electric and Gas Company New Jersey residents are familiar with today.

PSE&G Service Area

The service area for PSE&G actually bisects those of two other utilities – Rockland Electric Company and Jersey Central Power & Light – stretching in a long line down the state.

  • PSE&G’s service area runs south-southwest from north of New York City through the state capital of Trenton to Greater Philadelphia.
  • The utility services 13 counties in both the north and south of New Jersey, though two of these counties – Monmouth and Morries – amount to only three towns.
  • Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer Counties all fall largely within PSE&G’s service area.
  • The utilty also serves smaller portions of Passaic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties.
  • The utility company’s services a total area of around 2,600 square miles, including 2.1 million customers.

PSE&G Electricity Rates

When PSE&G customers don’t switch their electricity provider, the delivery and the supply of their electricity is done by the utility. With New Jersey electric choice and electricity deregulation in full effect, PSE&G customers now have the right to choose their own PSE&G electricity rates and providers.

On the right side of the screen you will find a free compare and switch tool which will allow you to choose from a number electricity providers. Just enter your zip code, click search and start comparing PSE&G electricity rates. To sign up all you need is your account information which can be found on your PSE&G Bill. Once you make the switch, their is no need to contact PSE&G directly. The provider will contact them and you should see your new electricity supply rate on your bill in 1-2 billing cycles.

PSE&G Power Outages

For more information on power outages for PSEG customers please visit: http://www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/outagemap.jsp