Last Updated January 8, 2016
New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)
Commercial, Industrial, Federal Government
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE
Large Energy Users program offers financial incentives to eligible large commercial and industrial facilities in the State to self-invest in energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The application can identify the custom energy efficiency measures in their facility and obtain incentives based on projected savings. Incentives from this program are only limited to energy efficiency measures. New construction, renewable energy projects, rehabilitation, and other maintenance energy saving projects are not eligible under this program.
The program is administered by the NJ Board of Public Utilities and is under management by TRC Energy Solutions.
Large commercial and industrial buildings must meet following qualifications to be eligible for the program:
- Entities must have contributed a minimum of $300,000 into NJ Clean Energy Program fund (NJCEP) in the fiscal year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The FY 2015 contribution to the NJCEP is calculated as $0.025905/therm plus $0.003437/kWh of the total gas and electric load in the previous fiscal year.
- Average billing peak demand of all facilities must meet or exceed 400kW for electric and 4,000 DTh for gas.
The program has a minimum threshold commitment of $200,000. Any projects less than this amount can apply for other industrial programs offered by the NJCEP.
The program offers financial incentives based on projected energy savings at $0.33 per projected kWh saved annually and $3.74 per projected Therm saved annually. Maximum incentives are capped per entity lesser of:
- $4 million
- 75% of total project costs as identified in FEEP
- 90% of total NJCEPP fund contributed in previous fiscal year
The applicants must submit Draft Energy Efficiency (DEEP) as a pre-qualification application to Market Manager (TRC). After approval by the market manager, the applicant has 4 months to submit Final Energy Efficiency Plan (FEEP) which includes specific details of the proposed projects and incentives. After final approval by the Market Manager (and BPU for incentives greater than $500,000), the applicants may proceed with installation. The funds will be reserved for the project only after the approval of FEEP. Incentive payments will be made upon confirmation of equipment installation via post inspection.