NJ BPU Clean Energy Program
Start Year: 2019

Clean Energy Evaluation and Market Assessment

Contracted by the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Rutgers Center for Green Building is the statewide evaluator of the NJ Clean Energy Program. NJCEP promotes increased energy efficiency and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, and sustainable biomass and offers related financial incentives, programs and services for residential, commercial and municipal customers. “The results for New Jersey are a stronger economy, less pollution, lower costs, and reduced demand for electricity”. (Energy Incentives, State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, Air Quality, Energy & Sustainability, 2018). In its evaluator role, RCGB contributes to both prospective and retrospective analyses of how NJCEP satisfies its mission, including as part of the NJ Clean Energy Act of 2018 (The Clean Energy Act of 2018 (P.L. 2018, c. 17; N.J.S.A. 48:3-87.8 et al.), performing such tasks as benefit cost analysis (BCAs), cost-effectiveness testing, energy code compliance assessments, baseline surveys and other supportive market research. Rutgers Center for Green Building also assumes the lead role in overseeing and implementing evaluation planning and maintains the New Jersey Energy Data Center.