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  • Small Business Comeback Tour: PSE&G Offers Rebates to NJ Businesses that Improve Energy Efficiency

    By Joe Connolly and Neil A. Carousso

    NEW JERSEY (WCBS 880) – PSE&G is incentivizing small businesses in New Jersey to be more energy efficient.

    The utility company is offering rebates to retailers, restaurants, convenience stores and others that make improvements to help the environment.

    “We’re the only business that wants you to use less of our product,” said Karen Reif, PSE&G’s vice president of renewables and energy solutions.

    The utility is expanding programs that have saved customers a combined $350 million, according to Reif.

    “Many New Jersey businesses are missing out on opportunities to improve their facilities, reduce maintenance costs and lower operating costs,” she told WCBS business reporter Joe Connolly.

    Most modernizations to electric and gas appliances qualify for PSE&G’s rebates, including HVAC systems, lighting, heating and cooling units. The utility will send a representative to inquiring businesses to make recommendations that could save customers more than $100 per month.

    “The best part is it’s good for the environment so it’s a win-win for everybody,” said Reif.

    PSE&G offers 0 percent on-bill financing. Typically, the upfront costs of long-term energy and money-saving improvements are deterrents for businesses and individuals. The energy company is hopeful their incentives will encourage New Jersey business owners to make such modernizations.

    See how PSE&G can help your business save energy and money and contact them at

    PSE&G is the proud sponsor of the WCBS Small Business Comeback Tour with Joe Connolly.

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