Electric Billing Department
Lavallette Borough Hall
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
732-793-7477 Option #3
Pete Kane, Electric Department Supervisor
Matt Burk, Electric Billing Collector
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Electric Billing - Trailer 1 Lavallette Fire House Parking Lot
Business Hours: Monday
through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Located on the 1st floor of the Municipal Building
Corner of Grand Central Avenue (Route 35 North) and Brooklyn Avenue.
Lavallette Electric Utility Customers ONLY.
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is providing inspectors to perform electric service inspections. Please be advised that homeowners must be present for inspection. Certification forms are to be delivered to the Lavallette Public Works Department who will create a work order for reconnection.
Electric services that require work can submit permit applications and set up electric services inspections at a later date.
customers must contact JCP& L directly for restoration.
The JCP&L phone number is 1-800-662-3115 for reconnection.
To Report Power Loss Please Contact Public Works 732-793-7766 Monday - Friday 7am-3pm
After Hours To Report Power Loss: Contact The Lavallette Police Department 732-793-4800
For questions about permits or electrical inspections please contact the Building Department 732-793-5105
Current Electric Billing Due Date & Bill Message
Due May 7, 2014
Billing Period 3/1/2014 Through 3/31/2014
AUTOPAY PROGRAM AVAILABLE
VISIT WEBSITE FOR INFO!
AutoPay payments will be withdrawn May 7, 2014
Electric Rates and Regulations Ordinance See Chapter
Borough of Lavallette Online Code Book
There shall be a charge of $100 for a temporary installation.
There shall be a charge of $250 for any permanent meter installation on any building or structure.
Meter Test Fee
If the meter is determined to be inaccurately recording use of the kilowatt hours of usage, the rate or charge shall be adjusted: provided, however, that the maximum adjustment shall be for one year's average rates or charges. If the meter is found to be recording correctly, the user shall pay a test fee of $50.
Meter Test Request From
Whenever electric service to any user is disconnected for nonpayment of rates and service charges, a fee of $100 shall be imposed for the reinstallation of service.
Bill Pay Users
Bill Pay Must Include
Account Number and Utility you are paying.
Payments lacking the proper identification may be returned.
Bill Pay payments are not electronic, your bank converts these payments into a paper check that must transit through the postal system. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your payment to allow enough time to be delivered by the due date. We suggest at least 7-10 days.
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Borough of Lavallette Electric
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
*Import information regarding Self Generation*
Please read the Borough Ordinance concerning generating energy
Electric Rates and Regulations Ordinance See Chapter 24-15
Borough of Lavallette Online Code Book
The Lavallette Electric Utility needs your help and cooperation
As a rate payer of
Lavallette Electric how can you help? The daily peak demand occurs
between the hours of 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on those peak days; Monday
through Friday only. When it is anticipated that one of those peak days
is occurring, you will receive a voice message through the Borough’s
newly acquired automated notification system. We asked that when you do
receive this message you do what you can to reduce your energy use
during that period; such as turning off or unplugging all unused
fixtures, electronics or appliances or setting the temperature of your
air conditioning unit to a highest comfort level possible. By doing so,
you will help the utility reduce our energy costs and give us the
ability to pass those savings on to our customers.
WARMAdvantage and COOLAdvantage Programs
October 1, 2011, funding will be available for oil, propane and
municipal electric customers who wish to participate in the
WARMAdvantage and COOLAdvantage Programs. The funding will be
available until June 30, 2013 or until the funds are fully
exhausted, whichever comes first.
Visit www.njcleanenergy.com or call 1-866-NJSMART
Lavallette Residents with Lavallette Electric are not eligible to "shop around" for energy prices.
Lavallette Residents with JCP&L Electric are eligible to "shop around" for energy prices.
Under New Jersey’s energy deregulation law, the supply portion of your electric or natural gas bill is separated from the delivery portion. With the supply portion open to competition, customers can shop around for the best price on their energy supplies. Their electric and natural gas distribution utilities will still deliver those supplies through their wires and pipes – and respond to emergencies, should they arise – regardless of where those supplies are purchased. For some answers to common questions, Click Here
Decorative Light Strings
If all decorative light strings sold in America this year were ENERGY STAR qualified, we would save over 2 billion kWh per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to nearly 300,000 cars!
ENERGY STAR qualified decorative light strings — many which feature LED technology — consume 75% less energy than conventional incandescent lights strands.
ENERGY STAR Qualified Decorative Light Strings:
- Can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent strands.
- Are cool to the touch, reducing the risk of fire.
- Do not have moving parts, filaments or glass, so they are much more durable and shock-resistant than other light strings.
- Are available in a variety of colors, shapes and lengths.
- Are independently tested to meet strict lifetime and electrical requirements.
- Products labeled for outdoor use are subjected to weathering tests.
- Some models deliver features such as dimming or color shifting.
General Alternative Energy Information
SolarPhotovoltaic technology makes use of the abundant energy in the sun, and it has little impact on our environment. Photovoltaic can be used in a wide range of products, from small consumer items to large commercial solar electric systems.
Solar-electricity, or photovoltaic (PV) converts sunlight directly into electricity. You may be more familiar with PV cells as solar cells that power watches and calculators. But PV can do much more. It can provide electricity for residential and commercial buildings, including power for lights and air conditioning. PV can also be a convenient source of power for pumping water, electrifying fences, or aerating ponds in remote applications.
WindWind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth's surface, and rotation of the earth. Wind flow patterns are modified by the earth's terrain, bodies of water, and vegetation. Humans use this wind flow, or motion energy, for many purposes: sailing, flying a kite, and even generating electricity.
The terms wind energy or wind power describe the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain or pumping water) or a generator can convert this mechanical power into electricity.
Exploring Ways to Use Ocean Energy
Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface. As the world's largest solar collectors, oceans generate thermal energy from the sun. They also produce mechanical energy from the tides and waves. Even though the sun affects all ocean activity, the gravitational pull of the moon primarily drives the tides, and the wind powers the ocean waves.
Here you can explore the different types of ocean energy:
Energy Star Appliances and Rebates
Lavallette Electric customers do not qualify for energy rebates. New Jersey Natural Gas customers may qualify through a tax you pay on your New Jersey Natural Gas bills, If you do not have New Jersey Natural Gas then you will not qualify for rebates offered through the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
If you're in the market to buy new energy using products, look for products with the ENERGY STAR® label! The ENERGY STAR label is the national symbol for energy efficiency and is a voluntary partnership among the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities and retailers.
The ENERGY STAR label helps to identify products that are energy-efficient and, therefore, cost less to operate. These products include household appliances, compact fluorescent light bulbs, lighting fixtures, home electronics, office equipment, heating and cooling products, and windows.
ENERGY STAR labeled products exceed federal energy efficiency standards, typically by 13 - 20 percent. Furthermore, many ENERGY STAR labeled products such as TV's, computers and other equipment do not cost more than standard efficiency models. Some ENERGY STAR labeled products, such as heating and cooling equipment, may cost a little more but energy bill savings make up for the slightly higher upfront price, often saving 15 - 40 percent annually over standard efficiency products.
ENERGY STAR labeled products also help to protect the environment by using less energy than conventional products that cost more to operate. To find the store closest to you carrying ENERGY STAR labeled products, use the store locator or product finder feature on the ENERGY STAR website at www.energystar.gov.
Energy Savers provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips found on this Energy Savers Web site, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool—while you save money. We bring you the latest information on energy-saving, efficient technologies. We even give tips for using clean, renewable energy to power your home.
Looking to save money? Replace your old, inefficient light bulbs with new, energy efficient compact florescent lights and lower your power bill. Plus, they use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer. When your bulbs no longer work please recycle them properly. More Information
Guide to energy efficiency and conservation ~ Follow the links for more information on a topic
- Check, change, or clean your air filters monthly during heavy winter use.
- Have your equipment checked once a year by a qualified heating and cooling technician.
- To lower winter heating costs, set your thermostat at the lowest comfortable setting. A comfortable, cost-effective range is 66°F and 68°F. Each degree higher can add substantially to your heating costs.
- Before raising the thermostat, try putting on a sweater or sleeping with an extra blanket.
- Don't block air registers or air grills with furniture, draperies or carpets.
- Take advantage of nature's warmth by opening shades and curtains when the sun is shining. Keep them closed at night and on cloudy days.
- Weather-strip and caulk your windows and doors, Seal and insulate your home.
- Have your air conditioning checked by a qualified heating and cooling expert each year before summer starts to make sure your system is operating at peak efficiency.
- Change or clean your air exchange filter at least once a month during the cooling season. A dirty filter chokes air flow and forces your equipment to work harder, causing higher energy bills.
- Set your thermostat at the highest comfortable setting. A comfortable, cost-effective range is between 78°F and 80°F. Each degree lower can add substantially to your cooling costs.
- Wait until evening to bake, bathe, run your dishwasher or operate other appliances that add heat and humidity to the house.
- Operate the exhaust fan when you are cooking or showering.
- According to the Department of Energy, using a ceiling fan allows you to raise your thermostat setting about 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort.
Water Heating and Conservation
- Set your water heater thermostat to 120°F.
- A well-insulated tank will use less energy to keep water hot.
- Don't use hot water in situations where cold water works just as well.
- For additional savings, consider purchasing a high-efficiency heat pump water heater or heat recovery unit. Both are considerably more economical to operate than conventional water heaters.
- Solar hot water heaters can reduce your hot water heating bill
- Wash clothes in cold water
- Run full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
- If available, use the energy savings settings on your dishwasher and washing machine
- Consider air drying your clothes. saves energy, money and keeps your clothes lasting longer.
- Take a shorter shower
- Learn how to set power management on your computer.
- Plug your computer peripherals (printer, scanner, speakers, fax machine) into a power strip and power down when not in use.
Electronics and Home Appliances
- Turn down the brightness on your TV and computer monitor
- Look for and purchase ENERGY STAR appliances and electronics
- Plug home electronics into a power strip and turn off when not in use. Or unplug appliances that you rarely use - when was the last time you used that VCR?
- Don't keep your refrigerator and freezer too cold. Set temperature between 36-38 degrees F and freezers at 0-5 degrees.
- Consider replacing or removing that old, second refrigerator in
the garage or basement.
Use This calculator to determine how much energy your refrigerator is using.
Utility Assistance Programs
Low Income Home Energy
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for the upcoming heating season, which runs from November 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012
Visit The State Website or call 1-800-510-3102
The Department of Community Affairs recently
announced that supplemental benefits are available through the
federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Eligible households do not need to reapply for the program to receive supplemental benefits. The benefits are available because LIHEAP funding for the year increased beyond the original projection provided by the
Nearly 158,000 households that heat their homes with gas will receive an added benefit of $100 while those that heat with electric will receive a $250 benefit. Approximately 28,000 families that heat with deliverable
fuels, such as oil or propane, will receive a $175 supplemental benefit. Also, about 51,000 households that received medically-required cooling assistance will receive a $100 supplemental benefit.
The DCA's Division of Housing and Community Resources administers the LIHEAP program, which is a federally-funded initiative that helps low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance. To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, a household must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs, either directly or included in the rent; and have gross income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
The LIHEAP application also serves as an application for the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program, which is run by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. USF helps low-income households pay for their electric and natural gas costs. LIHEAP eligible households may also be eligible to receive USF assistance.
To be eligible for USF, a household gross income must be at or below 175% of the federal poverty level, and pay more than 3% of its annual income for electric, or more than 3% for natural gas. If a household has electric heat, it must spend more than 6% of its annual income on electricity to be eligible. USF applications are accepted throughout the year.
For more information on LIHEAP, or to find the nearest agency participating in the program, please log on to www.energyassistance.nj.gov or call 1-800-510-3102 (LIHEAP).
Lifeline is a program that offers a $225 energy benefit to persons who meet the PAAD eligibility requirements or who receive SSI. This includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent.
For more information about Lifeline, please call 1-800-792-9745.
For information concerning PAAD, Lifeline, HAAAD or Senior Gold call toll-free 1-800-792-9745
- Lifeline Website
- Click here for additional programs
- State of New Jersey Support Services for the Aged and Disabled