Montclair has launched a pilot program providing homeowners and households with no-cost, no-obligation virtual energy consultations.

The program is also available in Maplewood, South Orange, Verona and Glen Ridge, all members of the Sustainable Essex Alliance, a partnership with several neighboring communities to seek clean energy at lower rates.

Energy efficiency assessments can identify sources of poor air quality and other safety and comfort issues in the home that can be addressed in recommended energy efficiency upgrades, according to a Montclair Township announcement. A specialist will review the energy practices of interested and qualified residents, virtually, work to identify solutions that make sense for them, and ensure they understand the cost-saving opportunities available through PSE&G.

“I am excited for our town to participate in this SEA Energy Solutions program,” Mayor Sean Spiller said in the release. “Whether people want to make their homes more comfortable or simply save money and the environment, this program offers many benefits to them as well as to our community.”

The program is starting out as a pilot program that is intended to help create a full-scale residential energy efficiency outreach and energy-planning program for participating communities, including other towns in Essex County, according to the release. Therefore, space is currently limited.

To sign up, visit the program's website.

Residents with questions on the SEA Energy Solutions program can reach out to SmartPower at They may also reach out to the Montclair Environmental Commission at with questions on this program or the Comfort Partners Program.