Pete Kane, Electric Department Supervisor
Matt Burk, Electric Collector
732-793-7477 Option #3
Contact the Collector
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Billing Department Business Hours: Monday
through Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Located in the Municipal Building
Notice of Scheduled
The Borough of Lavallette will experience an estimated 30 minute power interruption early Friday (12/6/19) morning - just after midnight. This outage will affect the residents who are serviced by the Lavallette Electric Utility. This outage is required for JCP&L to replace a switch in the switch gear facility. Thank you for your patience as we work towards upgrading our electrical infrastructure.
To report power loss or for service, 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 and AutoPay Date: Due December 4, 2019
Billing Period 10/1/2019 Through 10/31/2019
WINTER RATES NOW IN EFFECT
RATES AVAILABLE ONLINE
Make Remittance To:
Borough of Lavallette Electric
Base Rate Changes effective October 2018 billing cycle
The Borough of Lavallette is a member of the Public Power Association of New Jersey, which is subject to rate changes as a result of extensive litigation over the cost of transmission facilities on the power grid. As a result of the settlement, PPANJ has notified us of a rate increases which will be passed along to PPANJ members effective in 2018. This rate change has caused the borough to modify the base charge associated with your electric account.
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.
There shall be a charge of $295 for any Solar Meter.
Whenever electric service to any user is disconnected for nonpayment of rates and service charges or at the request of the user, a fee of $100 shall be imposed for the reinstallation of service.
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
Attention Online Banking Users
Online Banking must include Account Number and Utility you are paying.
Payments lacking the proper identification may be returned. Payments must include any dashes or zeros. If you are paying more than one account through bill pay send them as two separate payments with the proper account number for each account.
Make Remittance To:
Borough of Lavallette Electric
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
The Borough of Lavallette is transitioning to receiving online banking payments electronically, incorrect Payments will create posting errors. Online Banking 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.
Payments for Different utilities must be made
as separate payments, If you are paying more than one
of the same bill through online banking, pay send them as two separate payments with the
proper account number for each account. Please mail payments to the utility
you are paying
(Ex. Lavallette Water, Lavallette Electric, Lavallette Tax).
Self Generation - Solar Panels
*Import information for any customer interested in Self Generation*
Please read the Borough Ordinance concerning generating energy.
Self Generation Standards Chapter 24 Article III
Full Borough of Lavallette Online Code Book
Customers who are interested in generating their own electricity
with renewable energy sources can interconnect with the electric
grid and receive bill credits for excess generation. As a
municipally owned electric utility there are some differences with
interconnecting to the boroughs electric grid.
Installers who have not done an install in Lavallette or homeowners interested in solar should read read the Borough Code Book on self generation to begin with. Please visit Self Generation Standards Chapter 24 Article III. The Self Generation Standards explains the process for interconnecting, engineering review and metering requirements. The one change to the process that is not corrected in the ordinance is: The Borough of Lavallette Electric Department provides the dual reading meter and the cost is billed to the homeowner.
We require an escrow fee of $1500 to cover costs associated with engineering review. After submitting the interconnect application and escrow fee the application packet is sent to the engineers office for review.
After you have read through the code regarding self generation, if you have any additional questions, please contact this office.
The Interconnection Application is available to download or also available at the Lavallette Municipal Building. Before the engineer review process can begin the borough must be in possession of the $1500 escrow fee.
Space Heater Safety
Space heaters can provide extra comfort during the winter season. Following are some basic tips* that will help ensure their safe use.
- For heating purposes, use only equipment that is made for home heating. Use all types of heaters carefully and follow all directions for safe use.
- Use a space heater that has been tested to the latest safety standards and has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. These heaters have the most up-to-date safety features. Older space heaters may not meet newer safety standards. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper use.
- Place the heater on a level, hard, nonflammable surface, such as a ceramic tile floor.
- Keep the heater at least three feet away from bedding, drapes, furniture, and other flammable materials.
- Keep children and pets away from space heaters.
- Turn the heater off if you leave the area.
- Never leave a space heater on when you go to sleep.
- Don’t place a space heater close to any sleeping person.
- Never use gasoline in a kerosene space heater, as even small amounts of gasoline mixed with kerosene can increase the risk of fire.
- Don’t use portable propane space heaters indoors or in any confined space unless they are specifically designed for indoor use.
- Never use your oven, grill or clothes dryer to heat your home. This could cause a fire or dangerous carbon monoxide gas.
Portable heaters and burning candles that are left unattended, especially around children and pets, can create a fire hazard. In addition, gasoline- or diesel-powered generators and appliances can produce deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should never be operated inside the home or garage.
*This includes information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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 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 you, our customers. More Information.
Lavallette Residents with Lavallette Electric are not eligible to "shop around" for electric prices.
Lavallette Residents with JCP&L Electric are eligible to "shop around" for electric 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
Utility Assistance Programs
Low Income Home Energy
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Visit The State Website or call 1-800-510-3102
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
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 need to check to see if you 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.
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.
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.
Guide to energy efficiency and conservation
Looking to save money? Replace your old, inefficient light bulbs with new, energy efficient LED's
LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.
- 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
- Use 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 refrigerator 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.
General Alternative Energy Information
Photovoltaic 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.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.
Wind 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. 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.
- Department of energy information renewable energy
- Guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy
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 more information about ocean energy: