SJI Congratulates Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind for Winning New Jersey Wind Farm Application Advancing Green Hydrogen Partnership

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FOLSOM, NJ, June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –

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SJI congratulates Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind on its victory New Jersey Wind Farm Application that advances the partnership on green hydrogen

FOLSOM, New Jersey, June 30, 2021 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) remains committed to advancing clean energy and sustainability goals for New Jersey and our region. In keeping with this commitment, we are delighted to see the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities award Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind with a Renewable Energy Certificate for Offshore Wind (OREC).

In December 2020, SJI announced a partnership with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores) to collaborate on a green hydrogen pilot program, which will research, monitor and analyze the deployment of hydrogen and natural gas blending technology. in New Jersey.

SJI and Atlantic Shores have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of excess electricity generated by wind projects to create “green hydrogen,” a renewable energy source that can be mixed with our sourcing to reduce carbon intensity. SJI will provide expertise in our natural gas blending process and access to our infrastructure to successfully operate the pilot project.

With the unanimous approval of the Atlantic Shores NJBPU to develop a 1,509.6 MW wind power project, SJI plans to continue progress in the development of the green hydrogen pilot program.

“South Jersey Industries is thrilled to be part of Atlantic Shores’ winning project to develop 1,509.6 MW of clean, renewable wind power for our state. Our partnership on a green hydrogen pilot project will be essential to unlock additional carbon-free energy sources for New Jersey and diversify our renewable energy mix. We look forward to collaborating on this innovative project, making New Jersey a national leader in the green economy, ”said Mike Renna, President and CEO of SJI.

The Atlantic Shores Wind Project is expected to be fully operational by 2028 and is expected to deliver $ 1.87 billion in direct and indirect economic benefits to the New Jersey economy.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America, where together they have years of technical, operational and commercial energy expertise.

Over the past 12 months, SJI has announced a portfolio of renewable / clean energy projects that will help achieve its goal of 100% carbon neutral operations by 2040. These investments include the acquisition of a minority stake in Rev LNG, a leader in the development of renewable energies. natural gas, as well as the acquisition of several fuel cell projects through SJI’s joint venture with renewable energy leader Captona called Catamaran Renewables.

For more information on SJI’s Clean Energy Plan, please visit sjindustries.com/about-sji/clean energy
About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, New Jersey, provides energy services to its customers through three main subsidiaries. SJI Utilities, SJI’s regulated natural gas utility, supplies safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to approximately 700,000 customers of South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas in New Jersey. SJI’s non-utility activities within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing personalized commodity marketing and fuel management services; and develop, own and operate on-site power generation facilities. SJI Midstream is home to the company’s interest in the PennEast pipeline project. For more information on SJI and its subsidiaries, please visit sjindustries.com.
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Media contact: Dominique DiRocco
(609) 561-9000 ext 4262

[email protected]

Investor Contact: Dan Fidell
(609) 561-9000 ext 7027
[email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas Recognized for High Customer Satisfaction During Pandemic

Elizabethtown Gas recognized as “champion of the environment, “ “Champion of public service customers” and “Most reliable utility brand.

FOLSOM, New Jersey, June 28, 2021 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) is pleased to announce that its gas utilities, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, have been recognized as the top performers in customer satisfaction during the global COVID pandemic -19.

Escalent, a leading market research firm, named South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas to its list of “The easiest to do business with” utilities, out of 140 of the largest utilities in the United States

This coveted recognition from South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas
follows the results of the Cogent Syndicated 2021 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement ™: Residential study by Escalent, which surveyed more than 74,000 residential electricity, natural gas and utility customers combined.

Escalent finds that utilities on their list of “Easiest to Do Business with” scored high customer satisfaction ratings for getting phone service, payments, website browsing, and customer satisfaction. acquisition of information on breakdowns.

Elizabethtown Gas received three other accolades:

  • The most reliable utility brand – an award for utilities that have shown customer focus, community support, effective communications and environmental commitment.

  • “Environmental champion” – a prize for supporting environmental causes and clean energies.

  • “Champion of public service customers – an award for exceptional performance in terms of brand confidence, product experience and service satisfaction

“Exceptional service is one of our core values ​​and we will always look for ways to improve the customer experience to meet the needs of the customers and the communities we serve,” said Melissa Orsen, SVP SJI and President and CEO of the operation of South Jersey Gas.

“These recognitions belong to our dedicated employees who work tirelessly to address concerns and make interactions with customers as positive as possible. We are also delighted to see customers recognize our decarbonization and energy efficiency efforts, ”said Christie McMullen, President and COO of Elizabethtown Gas.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas have continued to provide uninterrupted service to customers and have put the safety of our customers and communities at the forefront by rapidly implementing safety protocols for customers. field teams, using personal protective equipment (PPE) and implementing social distancing practices.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, customer service teams continued to answer calls and emails through remote desktops, and SJI’s communications and marketing teams made use of company websites. , social media and other means of communication to provide important updates.

Recently, SJI announced plans to eliminate its carbon footprint by 2040, including an additional $ 216 million to expand energy efficiency programs over the next three years, which will help customers save money. energy and money. To find out more visit sjindustries.com/about-sji/clean-energy.

About South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), provides safe, reliable and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to more than 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem and parts of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in the New Jersey. For more information, visit southjerseygas.com.

About Elizabethtown Gas
Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), provides safe, reliable and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 300,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in parts of Union, Middlesex , Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, and Mercer Counties. For five consecutive years, Elizabethtown Gas has been rated “among the mid-size utilities” by JD Power. For more information, visit elizabethtowngas.com.

About Escalent
Climbing is one of the leading analytics and human behavior companies specializing in industries facing disruption and business transformation. As catalysts for progress for over 40 years, we tell stories that transform data and knowledge into a deep understanding of what motivates people. And we’re helping companies turn those drivers into actions that build brands, improve customer experiences, and inspire product innovation. Visit escalent.com to see how we’re helping to shape the brands that are reshaping the world.

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