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Brick Officials: New Electricity Contract Will Save $215K

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Power lines during the Jan. 23, 2017 nor'easter. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Power lines. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick officials have entered into a contract with a new electricity provider that they say will save taxpayers more than $200,000 over two years.

The township council this week approved a contract with Aggressive Energy, of Brooklyn, N.Y., to provide electricity to government buildings as well as street lights. The deal was made on May 22 and was conducted through a bidding process led by Concord Energy Services, the township’s energy consultant.

Aggressive will charge $0.07295 per kilowatt-hour for general electricity and $0.05250 for lighting. The bulk electricity rate will provide savings of $215,000 over two years, Council President Heather deJong said.

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“The savings is a direct comparison to the effective utility rate June 1,” said deJong, adding that the rate is a 15 percent decrease from what the township is currently paying.