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For Immediate Release: Contact: Tracy Munford
Date: 02/2/2024 609-940-1099
TRENTON, N.J. – Michael Bange is the newest commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), replacing MaryAnna Holden. Commissioner Bange was nominated to the NJBPU by Governor Phil Murphy and unanimously confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate in December, 2023.


“I am excited to welcome Michael to the Board and look forward to working with him,” said NJBPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy.  “Commissioner Bange brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in utilities, especially water, which will contribute greatly to our work on behalf of New Jersey ratepayers.  I look forward to his contributions as we continue to advance the Board’s priorities including clean energy, expanding broadband access to all residents, and ensuring safe and reliable utility service.”


Commissioner Bange looks forward to applying his water utility experience to all utility services for the state, particularly in energy. “Clean renewable energy is very important to me,” said Commissioner Bange.  “After serving in the utility industry for 35 years, I want to be a part of a team that promotes clean renewable energy for New Jersey residents.  In addition, I plan to help the Board in continuing to provide safe and reliable utility services at a fair rate for the residents of this great state.”


Commissioner Bange is a seasoned utility professional with over 35 years of experience in the water utility industry. Prior to his nomination, his responsibility included overseeing the delivery of critical water services for New Jersey American Water. Commissioner Bange’s career began in construction, installing and repairing water infrastructure, where he gained valuable experience in the field as a utility laborer. Rising through the ranks by hard work and dedication, he became Senior Manager of Operations for New Jersey American Water. He was responsible for providing safe and reliable drinking water for more than 650,000 customers in 24 towns over three counties.


Throughout his career, Commissioner Bange has been known for his customer-oriented mindset. He understands the importance of providing high-quality utility services to the people of New Jersey and is committed to ensuring customers receive the best possible service. His dedication to customer service has earned him a reputation as one of the most reliable and trustworthy experts in the water utility industry. Commissioner Bange is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and resides in Cranford Township with his family.


New Jersey’s newest NJBPU Commissioner joins President Christine Guhl-Sadovy and Commissioners Dr. Zenon Christodoulou and Marian Abdou, Esq. 


About New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)

NJCEP, established on January 22, 2003, in accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA), provides financial and other incentives to the State's residential customers, businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers' energy bills and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is


Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) 

NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about NJBPU, visit our website at