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  • Sep

    15

    2021

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today marked September as National Preparedness Month by advising individuals to be fully prepared in the event of disasters and emergencies. 

  • Sep

    14

    2021

    NJBPU today announced Year Two of the popular Charge Up New Jersey Program, its electric vehicle (EV) incentive initiative, is expected to expend all funds ahead of schedule, moving New Jersey closer to Governor Murphy’s goal of 330,000 EVs by 2025. Due to such successful uptake, Year Two of the Charge Up Program, which launched point-of-sale incentives at showrooms and dealerships beginning on July 6, 2021, will pause on September 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET to evaluate the possibility of additional funding with the goal of reopening the program prior to the next Fiscal Year. 

  • Sep

    9

    2021

    Governor Phil Murphy today joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, President of the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council Bill Mullen, AECOM Tishman Community Relations Director Flora Ramos, elected officials, union leaders, environmental advocates, private sector partners, and representatives of the offshore wind industry for the groundbreaking of the New Jersey Wind Port, a first-in-the-nation infrastructure investment that will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast.

  • Sep

    8

    2021

    The Murphy Administration took another step toward electrifying New Jersey’s transportation sector today, unveiling a statewide municipal ordinance that makes it easier for people to drive electric by streamlining the local approval process for installing convenient and cost-effective charging infrastructure. The model ordinance, which provides minimum requirements and consistent guidance for electrification, is the result of legislation signed by Governor Phil Murphy in July and is effective immediately in each of the State’s 565 municipalities.

  • Aug

    24

    2021

    Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S-3995) that establishes a fund administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities which will provide grants to schools and small businesses for the assessment, repair, upgrading, and replacement of HVAC systems and plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet efficiency and health standards. The program is backed by $180 million in American Rescue Plan funds appropriated in the FY 2022 Appropriations Act. 

  • Aug

    18

    2021

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today approved the expansion of its Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, a $7 million program offering grants for public entities to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) and related charging infrastructure. The modifications approved today include an increase in award caps and are aimed at boosting the Program’s reach and effectiveness as the State endeavors to reach Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of transitioning at least 25 percent of State-owned, non-emergency light duty vehicles to plug-in EVs by December 31, 2025.

  • Jul

    28

    2021

    NJBPU today voted unanimously to implement a new solar incentive program that will pave the way for up to 3,750 MW of new solar generation by 2026, doubling the state’s solar capacity. The Successor Solar Incentive Program is the culmination of a nearly three-year Solar Transition process mandated by the Clean Energy Act of 2018 to replace the State’s Solar Renewable Energy Certificate program with new incentives that encourage solar development while minimizing ratepayer cost.

  • Jul

    14

    2021

    NJBPU today awarded a total of $1.1 million in grants to Trenton Water Works (Mercer County), Township of North Brunswick (Middlesex County), Manchester Utilities Authority (Passaic County), and Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Morris County) to implement permanent leak detection technology in their water systems through the Acoustic Testing Pilot Program.

  • Jul

    14

    2021

    NJBPU today authorized Board Staff to sign a settlement agreement between NJBPU, Division of Rate Counsel, and Public Service Electric & Gas to substantially lower PSE&G’s existing transmission services Return on Equity. PSE&G will file the request for the new rate with the Federal Emergency Regulatory Commission, who has the final approval.

  • Jul

    6

    2021

    NJBPU opened Year 2 of its Charge Up New Jersey electric vehicle (EV) incentive program today taking one more step toward the  Murphy Administration’s goal of getting 330,000 EVs on the road by 2025. Charge Up New Jersey provides a rebate of up to $5,000 toward a new EV purchased or leased in New Jersey.

  • Jun

    30

    2021

    NJBPU today awarded a combined 2,658 MW of offshore wind capacity to EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II, bringing the state’s total planned capacity to over 3,700 MW and moving New Jersey closer to Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035 and 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

  • Jun

    24

    2021

    NJBPU today approved changes to the Universal Service Fund (USF) program to provide relief to more New Jerseyans who have been unable to pay their gas or electric bills due to circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May

    20

    2021

    La Junta de Servicios Públicos de Nueva Jersey (NJBPU) y el Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios (DCA), anunciaron hoy que del 17 hasta el 21 de mayo será declarada la "Semana de Asistencia a los Servicios Públicos", dedicada a aumentar la conciencia de los residentes sobre los diversos programas disponibles para ayudar a aquellos que se han atrasado en sus facturas de servicios públicos y pueden ser elegibles para recibir asistencia financiera.

  • May

    18

    2021

    NJBPU and the Department of Community Affairs today announced that May 17-21 is “Utility Assistance Week,” dedicated to increasing residents’ awareness of the various programs available to support those who have fallen behind on their utility bills and may be newly eligible for financial assistance.

  • May

    13

    2021

    Governor Phil Murphy’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today celebrated the launch of the first community solar project to be constructed on a closed landfill as part of the NJBPU’s historic Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.