JCP&L Electricity Area

The JCP&L utility company serves 971,444 residential customers in central and north New Jersey.  The deregulation of electricity in New Jersey has changed JCP&L from a full service electricity company (generation, transmission, and distribution) to just a transmission and distribution company.

JCP&L is now only in the business of delivering electricity to their customers at delivery charges (transmission and distribution rates) which are regulated by the state of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

JCP&L does not profit from the supply charges (generation) of the electricity bill.  However, they are mandated to offer default service, known as basic generation service, to customers who do not choose their own electricity supply company.

Currently, there are electricity supply companies who are offering rates below the JCP&L default rates.