New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Trenton, New Jersey
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) is a statewide program offering financial incentives and informational services to New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments, while promoting increased energy efficiency and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy, including solar, sustainable biomass and electric storage. NJCEP is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and is funded by a societal benefits charge. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its regional leadership in energy efficiency and its ongoing support of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES). Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Providing more than $169 million in rebates, grants, and direct incentives.
- Completing more than 6,200 projects in 2015, a 13-percent growth compared to 2014. These projects produced annual savings totaling 767,673 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity, 277,167 kilowatt hours (kWh) of demand, and 1,381,413 dekatherm of gas for installed and committed projects. Altogether, the program achieved annual emissions reductions equal to more than 395,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
- Effectively leveraging financing products to grow production. Eighty-five percent of all enrolled projects and 86 percent of completed projects that are eligible for program financing involve financing.
- Running more than 300 radio spots about HPwES reaching an excess of 17 million listeners, sending direct mail to approximately 145,000 homeowners that resulted in 200 homeowners getting energy efficiency improvements, and advertising on Facebook which lead to 23 scheduled energy assessments in one month.
- Generating more than 200 leads for HPwES contractors at community and corporate events by training the New Jersey Clean Energy Outreach Team on HPwES and coordinating the outreach and marketing efforts between the programs.
- Sponsoring the Regional Mid-Atlantic Affordable Comfort, Inc. Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ, which included several sessions on transitioning from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to home performance and attracted 447 attendees.