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10/25/2022 - For Immediate Release

Wall, N.J. – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR), announced its expanded support of the EmPowered Schools program for the 2022-23 academic year to enable hundreds of students from up to 50 area public schools to participate and learn the benefits of energy efficiency. This is the eighth consecutive year NJNG has sponsored area schools throughout its service territory of Monmouth, Ocean and Morris Counties.

Established by nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy, EmPowered Schools helps students identify, analyze and solve energy-efficiency challenges within their schools. Moreover, it creates a framework where students, teachers and school staff work together to reduce energy usage by encouraging simple changes in behavior, operations and maintenance that can lead to lower energy bills and a lower carbon footprint.

To qualify, schools must be registered as a Sustainable Jersey for Schools® participant and located within NJNG’s service territory. Interested schools can learn more and apply via the Sustainable Jersey for Schools website at through December 31, 2022.

“EmPowered Schools closely aligns with our commitment to environmental sustainability; and we’re excited to energize the next generation of energy-efficiency leaders right here at home,” said Anne-Marie Peracchio, managing director of marketing and energy efficiency at New Jersey Natural Gas. “Working with the Alliance to Save Energy, we’ll continue to bring together enthusiastic, like-minded members of the school community to keep energy efficiency a standard practice in their daily lives.”

NJNG is proud to welcome to the 2022-23 program 25 returning schools and 17 new schools registered with the program. Each of the participating schools have received or are pursuing Sustainable Jersey certification, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring resilient communities. They are considered national leaders in implementing solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Scott Thach, vice president for the Alliance to Save Energy, added, “We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with NJNG, building on a program that empowers New Jersey students to drive change in their schools and communities through education and leadership training that drive best energy practices.”

For more information and to apply to the EmPowered Schools program, go to To learn more about EmPowered Schools, visit

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 560,000 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 370 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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