NOTE – The below information only applies to Champion Energy Small Commercial Customers (i.e., customers who utilize 11,000 kWh or less per year) in the State of New Jersey
On January 22, 2019, in response to complaints filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the “Board”), Board Staff issued a letter to all Third-Party Suppliers (“TPSs”) licensed to sell retail electricity in the State of New Jersey, interpreting the Board’s rules regarding changes to a fixed price for electricity during the term of the contract, without the customer’s prior authorization (the “January 22 Letter”). The January 22 Letter advised that, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 14:4-7.12, any contract to sell electricity at rates characterized as “fixed” or “firm”, “not variable” or other similar language (collectively referred herein as a “fixed rate”), could not be increased during the pendency of the contract, without the customer’s affirmative consent, as permitted in N.J.A.C. 14:4-7.6(l). The January 22 Letter set forth Staff’s view that changes to the solar carve-out in the 2018 solar renewable portfolio standard law, P.L. 2018, c. 17 (“2018 Solar RPS Law”), were not an acceptable justification for charging more than the fixed rate.
In an effort to resolve this matter, Staff developed a pathway for TPSs to reach resolution and to close out the matter - TPSs who charged customers a rate that was higher than the fixed rate, without the customer’s affirmative consent, including charges associated with the 2018 Solar RPS Law, hereinafter referred to as “2018 Solar RPS Costs”, may be released from further obligations associated with the January 22 Letter.,
Champion has refrained from collecting additional 2018 Solar RPS Costs from New Jersey residential customers or small commercial customers (defined as those who utilized 11,000 kWh or less per year and hereinafter referred to as “SCC”)
If you believe you qualify for a refund, please submit the information requested below. Please note:
- By submitting the below information, you understand and agree that your eligibility to receive a refund is based on whether you received and paid Champion Energy invoices that included the incremental costs associated with the 2018 solar renewable portfolio standard law, P.L. 2018, c. 17. If you did not pay costs associated with this law, you will not be entitled to a refund.
- All refunds will be remitted via check to the Champion Energy account holder associated with the information provided below.
- In order to receive a refund, if eligible, you must be in good standing with Champion Energy.