Jersey Central Power and Light

Jersey Central Power And Light.

JCP&L is a New Jersey utility. If you count on them for distribution, you can choose a new supplier to lower your rate.

Jersey Central Power & Light Co.

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) serves over 1.1 million customers in northern and central New Jersey. It’s one of 10 of First Energy’s subsidiaries in the country, and it relies on a portion of the corporation’s 269,000 miles of distribution lines.

JCP&L formed from a merger with GPU Inc., a company based in Morristown, New Jersey, in 2001. At this point, First Energy had a 24,000-square-mile service area with its two Pennsylvania companies and its New Jersey entity. As one of four trusted energy utilities in New Jersey, JCP&L continually provides safe, reliable service to its consumers.

Utilities Vs. Suppliers

As a utility, Jersey Central Power and Light distribute energy to homes and businesses in its service area. If you live or run a business in this territory, JCP&L is your point of contact for energy emergencies like outages and fallen power lines.

Suppliers provide the energy that utilities transmit and distribute. As a consumer, you get to choose your supplier. New Jersey’s deregulated energy market allows this freedom because suppliers are competing for business. Every supplier offers a different rate, and choosing a new one can help you save on your energy bill.

The JCP&L Price to Compare is a default variable rate that changes throughout the year. You’ll pay this price if you haven’t committed to an alternate energy supply, and it can help you determine if a supplier is offering a reasonable rate.

To view the current price to compare charges from JCP&L, click here.

Central New Jersey Power and Light Service Area

JCP&L provides electricity to 13 counties in the state. These counties include:

Essex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Union, Morris, Ocean Passaic, Burlington, Sussex, Warren

If you want to compare current market rates in these areas, can help. Enter your service start date and zip code into our shopping platform to compare rates.

Get the Best Rate for Your Business at

The energy market is constantly changing for various reasons, and knowing when to lock in a long-term agreement can be time-consuming. At, our reverse energy auctions make it possible to easily compare prices and find the best option for your business.

Suppliers know you want a low energy price, and they want to win your business. With our reverse energy auction platform, they’ll have the option to bid lower and lower and know if they’re winning your business. At the end of the auction, you’ll work with your energy advisor here at to find the best supplier for your usage.

Get started with your reverse energy auction today. If you have questions for us, reach out to our team.

Simplified Ways to Switch.

No matter how you choose to switch, we’ve got options.

Switch Online

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Chat with Our Experts

Our energy advisors are ready to discuss your options, 800-225-3813.

Schedule Your Auction

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