[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Pemberton 5-15-2013 by Ord. No. 9-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township publicly declares its intent to become an aggregator of electric power and natural gas on behalf of its residential and nonresidential users of electricity and natural gas pursuant to the Government Energy Act of 2003, N.J.S.A. 48:3-91.3 to 48:3-98, and implementing regulations.
The Township intends to utilize the services of an energy agent in implementing the energy aggregation program. Upon the Township's hiring of an energy agent which is duly certified by the Board of Public Utilities, such energy agent shall, on behalf of the Township, conduct a reverse energy auction to seek bids from licensed and appropriate third-party suppliers. If such winning bid is selected and an agreement executed, individual residential consumers would retain the option not to participate and to choose any alternatives they desire, while nonresidential ratepayers would also have the right to participate.
The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute any documents necessary to carry out the purpose of the ordinance.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
If any portion of this ordinance shall be deemed invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder shall survive in full force and effect.
This ordinance shall be effective immediately upon adoption and publication in accordance with law.