New Jersey, which once led the region in energy efficiency programs, has pursued a less aggressive path than many states in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic. The state continues to operate energy efficiency programs under the guidance of its new Comprehensive Resource Analysis (currently 2014-2017), which determines three year budgets and savings goals for programs operated by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP).
For 2016, the NJCEP will see a change in program delivery methods, modeled upon new vendor AEG’s proposal for program administration, which focuses on program delivery methods that integrate private financing, the Clean Power Plan, and deferred distribution system investments as a potential source of funding outside the Systems Benefit Charge.
The state is also in the midst of revising its Energy Master Plan, which was last updated in 2011. The plan will consider emerging issues such as the Energy Resilience Bank, emergency preparedness, microgrids, and distributed energy resources, yet makes no mention of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which the state officially withdrew from in 2015 after several years of non-participation.
New Jersey became one of the first in the region to update its building energy code to reference the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Policy and Program Information
|New Jersey Board of Public Utilities|
|Preliminary Comprehensive Resource Analysis Order for 2015-2017|
|New Jersey and the Clean Power Plan|
|State Documents and Key Info- New Jersey|
|U.S. Department of Energy|
New Jersey at a Glance
|Electric Efficiency Program Expenditures||$201.5 million|
|Gas Efficiency Program Expenditures||$89.8 million|
|Per Capita Expenditures||$32.59|
|Annual Electric Savings||500,784 MWh|
|Electric Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.7 %|
|Annual Gas Savings||12.8 million therms|
|Gas Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.25%|