BPU Approves $2 Million in NJ Clean Energy Program Funding for Microgrid Feasibility Studies

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) furthered the Christie Administration’s priority of improving energy resiliency and the State Energy Master Plan’s (EMP) policies of increasing the use of microgrid technologies and applications for distributed energy resources (DER) by approving approximately $2 million in funding for 13 applications for Town Center Distributed Energy Resource Microgrid feasibility studies.

“My fellow commissioners and I are excited to get these 13 microgrid feasibility studies started as the final reports will provide great detail on options concerning designs, connections, financing options and the types of buildings to be included in a town center microgrid,” said Board President Richard S. Mroz. “As these town center microgrids are developed around the state, communities will have the power and freedom to keep critical facilities such as hospitals, police and fire stations, water and wastewater treatment plants and buildings used to shelter residents operational and running independent of the grid during emergencies.”

The Board approved funding for application submitted by: Atlantic City, Camden County, Cape May County MUA, Galloways Township, Highland Park, Hoboken, Hudson County, Middletown Township, Montclair Township, Neptune Township, Paterson, Woodbridge Township, and the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury with the partners Mercer County, Mercer County Improvement Authority and Trenton.

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