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Energy Efficiency and Conservation

In 2006, South Jersey Gas became one of the first utilities in the country to implement a Conservation Incentive Program. Today, the program continues to encourage customers to use natural gas more efficiently and benefits South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and their customers by eliminating the link between utility profits and the quantity of natural gas sold. Since its inception, customers have reduced their natural gas usage by a total of 101.1 billion cubic feet, enabling them to save $920.2 million in energy costs and reduce 5.18 million metric tons of CO2.
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$133 million - South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas have invested more than $133M million in energy efficiency programs, to help customers reduce their energy footprint.

At ɧƵ, we are dedicated to involving and engaging customers in our efforts to protect the environment and sustain our natural resources. Combined, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas have invested more than $133M million in energy efficiency programs, to help customers reduce their energy footprint. Starting in summer 2021, South Jersey Gas (SJG) and Elizabethtown Gas (ETG) will greatly expand those programs by $216 million over a 3-year period, making them more accessible to our customers and offering rebates, financing, an efficient products marketplace, residential weatherization program for low to moderate income customers and home energy audits as well as solutions for commercial customers.

EmPowered Schools

Empowered SchoolsɧƵ and its subsidiaries, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, are committed to involving the communities we serve in our efforts to create a clean energy future. Consistent with this commitment, both utilities partner with EmPowered Schools to educate students on the importance of energy efficiency.
EmPowered Schools, a sub-coalition of the Alliance to Save Energy, is a year-long, STEM-based curriculum program that teaches students about energy efficiency. In addition, the program also positions students to lead energy-saving campaigns in their schools, homes and communities.

As of 2022, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas collectively deliver the EmPowered Schools program to over 40 schools throughout their service territories.


Sustainable Jersey

South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas sponsor Sustainable Jersey which is a network of municipalities, schools and school districts working with state agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations, academia and industry, to research best practices for what communities could and should do to contribute to a sustainable future.

Conserve

In addition, SJG and ETG recently launched Conserve, an online energy efficiency resource that advises our customers and future customers about the benefits of clean and efficient energy use.