[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 6-1-2020 by Ord. No. 6-2020. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township hereby establishes a Government Energy Aggregation Program, in accordance with the provisions of the Government Energy Aggregation Act, N.J.S.A. 48:3-93.1 et seq.
The Township Council shall authorize the Mayor to execute and the Clerk to attest to the execution of an electric distribution aggregation agreement, in a form acceptable to the Township attorney, with JCP&L and with PSE&G.
The Livingston Township Council will act as lead agency of the Livingston Community Energy Aggregation Program and, in that capacity, and consistent with applicable rules, will solicit proposals for electric generation service and energy aggregation services on behalf of Township residents and businesses, and enter into a contract for such services provided that the lowest qualified bid price is below the prevailing price for utility-provided basic generation service.
As lead agency the Livingston Township Council will execute a master performance agreement that obligated the participants in the Livingston Community Energy Aggregation Program to purchase electricity at terms and conditions stated therein with a third-party supplier who has been awarded the contract by the lead agency on behalf of participating members of the Livingston Community Energy Aggregation Program, and provided that such contract shall be at prices reasonably forecast and estimated by the Livingston Township Council to provide savings to participants relative to the price charged for basic generation service by PSE&G and JCP&L.
The authorization provided to the lead agent shall be valid until October 1, 2025 (the "effective period"), at which time the Livingston Community Energy Aggregation Program will be subject to renewal at the discretion of the Livingston Township Council.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this chapter is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.
Except as hereby amended, the Code of the Township of Livingston shall remain in full force and effect.
This chapter shall take effect 20 days from final passage and publication in accordance with the law.