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New Jersey Energy Master Plan

Date Last Updated11/14/2012
Policy TypeState Energy Plan
State/FederalNJ
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Policy Initiation Date12/6/2011
Policy SummaryIn December 2011, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie released his Energy Master Plan (EMP), outlining his administration's vision for the use, management, and development of energy in New Jersey over the next decade. The EMP recognizes CHP as a viable energy efficiency option in many sectors of the economy, as well as the fact that DG and CHP are "dispatchable and can decrease the burden on the transmission grid and on generating plants during peak demand hours, thereby reducing wholesale power costs and the price of electricity to all customers." The Plan also acknowledges that the implementation of DG and CHP projects would require legislative support providing incentives and lowering barriers to the development of these projects. The Plan specifically mentions offering loans and loan guarantees as well as a streamlined permitting process as ways to boost DG and CHP development.
Policy Targets/Compliance DeadlinesThe Energy Master Plan (EMP) sets a target to develop "1,500 MW of new DG and CHP" resources over the next decade where net economic and environmental benefits can be demonstrated. Commercial and industrial applications are projected to contribute 1,400 MW, and district energy systems the remaining 100 MW.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://nj.gov/emp/ exit EPA

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