GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council rejected bids received in the Discounted Energy Aggregation (DEAL) program on May 30 and has kept open its bid process for another 120 days, according to Borough Council officials.

DEAL is a state program that allows the borough to choose its own electricity supplier as a town. When an appropriate energy supplier is awarded a contract through the town, the entire town will be switched to the new energy source.

“By buying electricity as a group, economies of scale are created, which enables greater savings,” according to a webpage created by the Glen Rock Environmental Commission.  “The result is lower energy rates for…residents and businesses of the town.”

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Participation in the program is voluntary and residents can revert back to basic PSE&G supply at any time, for any reason, according to program parameters.

The program, in its discussion stages, was controversial because many residents said they did not want government telling them from whom they can purchase their private energy.