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10/04/2022 - For Immediate Release

Wall, N.J. — Ahead of the upcoming winter heating season, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) held an Energy Assistance Day in Union Beach, Monmouth County, to educate and assist customers with available programs to help manage their utility bills and lower their energy usage. Company representatives, including NJNG CEO Steve Westhoven, were joined by state-designated agencies to answer questions about programs and eligibility, and offer hands-on assistance with the application process.

The event, part of 22 Energy Assistance Days hosted by NJNG across its service territory in Monmouth, Ocean and Morris Counties, took place Monday at the Union Beach Municipal Building. More than 50 customers attended throughout the day and received help getting enrolled in eligible programs and options, which include payment assistance and direct grants, arrearage forgiveness, energy-efficiency programs and deferred payment plans.

NJNG has already connected more than 51,500 customers with over $17.2 million in federal, state and nonprofit funds since October 2021.

“As we approach the winter heating season, providing access to available resources to help our customers understand their eligibility and enroll in energy assistance programs is extremely timely and important,” said Steve Westhoven, president and CEO of NJNG. “With expanded eligibility from state income guidelines, more households of varied income levels now have greater access to energy assistance than ever before. Events like these help us get the message out and allow our customers to understand help is available.”

Chris L., a resident of Freehold and beneficiary of energy assistance programs, underscored the importance of reaching out for help if one is having any difficulty keeping up with their energy bills:

“Asking for help can be hard, but NJNG and the community partners they work with were patient, understanding and made the process easy. I never thought I would need assistance. But after losing my vision in 2020, my energy companies, the Affordable Housing Alliance as well as the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired stepped up to connect me with assistance when I needed it most. I’m thankful for these programs and every single person who does the work to reach people in tough positions like I was. I encourage anyone who is having trouble with their bills to reach out and understand what assistance is available.”

The program in Union Beach marked the 14th of NJNG’s scheduled Energy Assistance Days that began in September. A list of upcoming events is provided below.

Upcoming Energy Assistance Days Include:
  • October 5 – Shrewsbury
  • October 6 – Bayville
  • October 7 – Freehold
  • October 11 – Long Branch
  • October 14 – Little Egg Harbor
  • October 17 – Asbury Park
  • October 26 – Denville
  • October 27 – Howell

To apply for assistance, customers must bring:
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Proof of income for all household members over the age of 18
  • Deed or rental lease
  • Recent natural gas and electricity bills and
  • Government-issued ID for applicant.

For more information, visit or contact 800-221-0051 and say “energy assistance” at the prompt.

About New Jersey Resources
New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services. NJR is composed of five primary businesses:
  • New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,600 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over 568,000 customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean and parts of Morris, Middlesex and Burlington counties.
  • Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar projects with a total capacity of more than 380 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.
  • Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North America.
  • Storage and Transportation serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its ownership of Leaf River and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, as well as our 50% equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility.
  • Home Services provides service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey.
  • NJR and its over 1,200 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project® and The Sunlight Advantage®.

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Michael Kinney, Media

Adam Prior, Investors

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