2011 Energy Master Plan

The purpose of the 2011 Energy Master Plan is to document the Christie Administration’s strategic vision for the use, management, and development of energy in New Jersey over the next decade. As required by law, the EMP includes long-term objectives and interim measures consistent with and necessary to achieving those objectives. To accomplish its goal of ensuring that New Jersey continues to have reliable energy at reasonable rates, the Governor released the Draft 2011 Energy Master Plan in June 2011.

Stakeholder Meetings

Previous to the publication of the Draft EMP, a number of stakeholder meetings were hosted by the BPU during 2010, in order to ensure that the prospective EMP revision reflects current economic and technological conditions.

  • September 24, 2010 Stakeholder Open Forum: Proposed Changes and Future Outlook
    Transcript [pdf 140kB]
  • September 22, 2010 Stakeholder Panel Discussion:Energy, Environment & Economic Development
    Transcript [pdf 130kB]
  • August 19, 2010 Stakeholder Conference: Data Analysis & Assumptions
    Transcripts [pdf 75kB]
  • Public Comments
    Part I [pdf 650kB]; Part II [pdf 4.3MB]; Part III [pdf 4.5MB]; Part IV [pdf 7.5MB]; Part V [pdf 473kB]; Part VI [pdf 3.4MB]
Public Hearings

The Board is committed to providing information to the public as well and to making sure that the public also has the opportunity to provide input during this process. In order for the public to comment on the Draft EMP, the BPU hosted a series of public hearings on the plan in July and August 2011. As a result of this process, the BPU received over 300 comments (both oral and written) which the Board will consider in its consideration of revisions to the Draft EMP.

August 24, 2011 Hearing (continuation of hearing started August 3rd)
Transcripts [pdf 50kB]
August 11, 2011 Hearing
Transcripts [pdf 220kB]
August 3rd, 2011 Hearing
Transcript [pdf 250kB]
July 26th, 2011 Hearing
Transcript [pdf 290kB]
Work Group Recommendations

In conjunction with the release of the Draft EMP in June 2011, the Board also established four working groups comprised of subject matter experts from various industries, academia and membership organizations in order to provide the Board with specific recommendations on various topics. In order for the public to comment on these recommendations, the BPU hosted a series of public hearings. The recommendations from these four working groups and the public comments will be evaluated and considered by the Board as the draft EMP is finalized. Below are the respective Work Group recommendations:

Clean Energy Funding
  • Recommendations
  • October 21, 2011 Public Hearing Transcript [pdf 130 kB]
  • Public Hearing Presentations
  • Public Comments
  • Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
  • Recommendations [pdf 480kB]
  • November 1, 2011 Public Hearing Transcript [pdf 105kB]
  • Public Hearing Presentations [pdf 2.5 MB]
  • Public Comments
  • Innovative Technologies
  • Recommendations [pdf 225kB]
  • November 7, 2011 Public Hearing Transcript [pdf 105 kB]
  • Public Hearing Presentations
  • Public Comments
  • Biomass
  • Recommendations [pdf 1MB] - (Corrections to Charts on page 10 and Table on page 11)
  • November 10, 2011 Public Hearing Transcript [pdf 100kB]
  • Public Hearing Presentations [pdf 390 kB]
  • Public Hearing Presentations [ppt 535 kB]
  • Public Comments