Michael Bange

NJBPU Welcomes Bange as a New Commissioner

Michael Bange has been named a commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), replacing MaryAnna Holden. He was nominated to the NJBPU by Gov. 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.”

“Clean renewable energy is very important to me,” said 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.”

Bange has more than 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. His 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, 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.

Bange is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and resides in Cranford Township with his family.

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