EmPowered Schools

Apply to be an EmPowered School!  The Empowered Schools program - formerly known as PowerSave Schools - provides free support and resources to educate students about energy efficiency and save money on your school's energy costs.

Sustainable Jersey is partnering with New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), South Jersey Gas (SJG), Elizabethtown Gas (ETG), PSE&G and the Alliance to Save Energy to bring the EmPowered Schools program to schools within the service territories of NJNG, SJGETG or that receive both electric and gas service from PSE&G.

Created by the Alliance to Save Energy, EmPowered Schools engages PK-12 students in saving energy and money in their schools and homes. With funding support from NJNG, SJG, Elizabethtown Gas, and PSE&G, the Alliance to Save Energy provides the training, guidance, tools, and resources for a successful program.


Application Information

Spots are limited so submit your application as soon as possible!

Application Form

Program Information

87 schools will be selected to participate in the EmPowered Schools program. Schools that are registered with Sustainable Jersey for Schools and that are in the NJNG, SJG or ETG service area, or in PSE&G electric and gas service areas are eligible to participate in the EmPowered Schools program. The program directly engages students for the duration of the school year, integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles to promote energy literacy through lesson plans, hands-on activities, and competitions. Students will use the school building and their homes as learning labs to solve real-world problems and generate cultural change by making energy efficiency visible, important, and doable. 

The EmPowered activities are parallel to action items under Sustainable Jersey for Schools, providing schools with the opportunity to earn points toward certification while integrating student and faculty engagement that results in innovative energy-efficiency projects and ideas for best practices from which other schools can learn.


Earn Sustainable Jersey for Schools Points for These Actions:

Other Actions Related to Participation in PowerSave Schools:

Eligibility Requirements

Schools must be  registered with Sustainable Jersey for Schools and located within NJNG, SJG, or ETG service territories, or receiving both gas and electric service from PSE&G to be eligible.

Questions about EmPowered Schools and applications should be directed to Audrey Christopher at achristopher@ase.org

For questions about Sustainable Jersey for Schools and how to register, please contact Véronique Lambert at schools@sustainablejersey.com.


This EmPowered Schools opportunity is funded by