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Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP) - Sustainable Biopower Incentive

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Date Last Updated2/24/2014
Incentive TypeGrant
State/FederalNJ
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeOffice of Clean Energy - New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/2009
Incentive Size and Funding SourceREIP offers financial incentives to sustainable biopower projects installed behind the meter at customer sites. CHP systems powered by sustainable biomass may be eligible for REIP incentives. Projects must generate electricity (and thermal energy, if a CHP system is proposed) with sustainable Class I biomass resources.

Applicants should request the minimum incentive necessary to make their project economically feasible and ensure its timely completion. The maximum incentive available is $750,000 per project or 30% of the project's total installed cost after deducting any other incentives. An entity may submit multiple projects in a solicitation round, but the total incentive requested for those projects must not exceed $1,125,000. The current solicitation for FY2014 has a budget of $2,500,000.
Eligible RecipientDevelopers, system owners, installers, or site hosts with a proposed system in New Jersey.
Eligible FuelLandfill Gas; Biomass; Biogas; Other
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)65%
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaApplicants must contribute to the Societal Benefit Charge through their utility bills and propose a project that is sized no greater than 100% of the site host's historic annual electric consumption.
Application Form(s)Biopower Solicitation Feb. 20, 2014 (PDF) (34 pp, 292K)
Other Incentive DetailsThe sustainable biopower incentive program is now run as a competitive solicitation. The current solicitation was posted on February 20, 2014 and will close April 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Applicants for CHP systems must complete Section C of the REIP Biopower Technical Worksheet.
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