As you are aware, Manchester Township entered into a third party energy aggregation contract with Gabel Associates and Tri-Eagle Energy during the summer of 2017. The feedback from residents has been positive, as many satisfied customers in Manchester Township now experience lower electric bills.
This Township program has led other third party energy aggregators to entice our residents with electricity rates that are allegedly lower. We have received a number of calls recently from residents who have been approached by these other companies with their own offers. One resident reported that a third party energy company inappropriately requested personal and financial information.
While there may be some reputable energy companies with legitimate offers, residents should be aware that there are also some unscrupulous ones. We recommend that our residents be cautious in giving any financial information to a company or individual that has not been investigated thoroughly.
*Please be advised that TriEagle Energy and Gabel Associates are the only energy aggregation companies the Township is currently working with. If you require any additional information concerning Manchester Township’s energy aggregation program, please contact Gabel Associates at 855-365-0770 or visit the “Energy Aggregation” section of the Township website located at: http://www.manchestertwp.com/energy/ .*
As a reminder, JCP&L continues to service residents’ homes while electricity is delivered by TriEagle Energy to those who participate in the program. The energy aggregation program contract remains in effect for a 24-month period, while the Township retains the right to renegotiate a lower rate if JCP&L’s basic rate becomes lower than the TriEagle Energy rate. Residents can ‘opt in’ or ‘opt out’ of the program at any time during the course of the contract, with no fees.
The Township has also had complaints from residents concerning questionable practices by some solar companies. Again, there may be some reputable solar companies, but be aware of any agreement with a company that “sounds too good to be true,” because it probably is.