Last Updated December 2, 2016
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy
Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Federal Government
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
The Direct Install program offers turn-key energy efficiency solutions to mid-sized industrial and commercial customers that did not exceed peak electric demand of 200kW over the preceding 12 months.
In order to qualify for the program, customers must generally receive electric or natural gas service from one of New Jersey's seven regulated electric and natural gas utilities -- Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, Rockland Electric Company, New Jersey Natural Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, PSE&G, and South Jersey Gas
In total, the program may provide incentives of up to 70% of the cost of energy efficiency retrofits such as the installation of energy efficient HVAC equipment, lighting, refrigeration equipment, motors, variable frequency drives, and natural gas equipment. Actual improvements are based on the results of an energy assessment. Incentives are capped at $125,000 per project.
The program operates through a combination of activities performed by the program manager and a set of participating contractors. The participating contractors are responsible for performing the actual equipment replacement and reporting to the program manager. The program web site contains a list of participating contractors organized by the local area which they serve. After the completion of the project and approval from the program manager, the program manager will provide incentives directly to the contractor for up to 70% of the cost of the retrofit, whereupon the contractor will invoice the customer for the remaining balance. Customers must agree to allow the program manager to access the project site to perform pre- or post-award inspections.
*In cases where a customer receives only one energy service -- electricity or natural gas -- from a participating utility, only measures associated with the qualifying energy purchase (e.g., gas equipment if only natural gas is purchased from a participating utility) are eligible for incentives.