PSEG, A Leading Energy Provider
PSEG was founded more than 100 years ago in New Jersey by combining 400 gas, electric and transportation companies.
In 1948, PSEG expanded, adding the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, also known as PSE&G, to its utility family. Since then, the company has grown into a robust corporation serving the Southern, Eastern and Central United States. PSE&G is its most well-known subsidiary and New Jersey's oldest utility, serving more than 300 communities throughout 2,600 square miles.
What does PSE&G provide?
In addition to delivering electricity and natural gas to both residential and commercial properties, PSE&G in New Jersey maintains its infrastructure of power lines and gas pipes. It can also sell energy supply, but thanks to New Jersey's energy deregulation legislation, you have the power to choose your own electric or natural gas supplier.
Having the power to choose your own supplier means you're free to shop for energy just as you would shop for insurance or mobile phone service. After comparing the various plans and prices offered by suppliers in the area, you can enroll in the energy supply plan that best fits your lifestyle. Regardless of which supplier you choose, PSE&G in New Jersey will remain your utility and continue to provide its essential service.
Experiencing an energy emergency? PSE&G is here to help
When you're experiencing an energy emergency such as a power outage, it's not always easy to know who to turn to for assistance – especially when you have both a retail energy supplier and a utility.
Since PSE&G owns and operates the power lines and gas lines in your neighborhood, it's responsible for managing any and all maintenance issues. Only PSE&G, your utility, has this ability – not your retail energy supplier. If you see a downed power line or notice a natural gas leak, it's important that you call the PSE&G phone number listed below. As soon as it's made aware of the issue, a utility crew will be sent your way to help get things back to normal.
What you need to know about PSE&G service
- Area served: New Jersey
- Gas leak and power outage number: 1-800-436-7734
- News and safety: Read here
- Community involvement: Read here