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For Immediate Release: Contact: Peter Peretzman
Date: 07/15/2022 609-900-5626
NJBPU Highlights Major Milestone on the Path to 100% Clean Energy
Trenton, NJ—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today announced that the State recently surpassed 4 GW of installed solar power, enough to provide electricity to over 500,000 New Jersey households annually. There are now more than 157,000 solar installations statewide, and it is estimated that solar capacity in the State will double in the next four years. This is a critical step on the way to achieving Governor Murphy’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.


“I am thrilled New Jersey has reached this significant 4 GW milestone,” said Joseph L. Fiordaliso, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. “New Jersey has been a leader in solar and our solar initiatives are a key part of our clean energy future. Through successful programs like Community Solar, we are ensuring equitable access to clean energy for all New Jerseyans.”


New Jersey will continue to build on the 4 GW milestone by implementing a wide variety of solar programs throughout the rest of 2022. These include:


  • The highly anticipated permanent Community Solar Energy Program: following a successful two-year pilot program, Board staff is targeting the third quarter of 2022 to issue the permanent program straw proposal. In Year One of the Pilot Program the Board approved 45 applications representing almost 78 MW in solar energy capacity. In Year Two of the Pilot Program, the Board approved 105 projects representing 165 MW of planned solar energy capacity; when fully developed, projects in both years have the cumulative capacity to serve approximately 24,000 low to moderate income subscribers;
  • The Board continues to advance the development of its Competitive Solar Incentive (CSI) Program for grid supply and large net-metered solar. Staff has issued a straw proposal and has held three public comment sessions. Board staff anticipates launching this program later in 2022;
  • The Board will also be working to develop and implement a Dual-Use solar pilot program. Staff anticipates issuing a straw proposal later in the year;
  • The Board will continue to move forward with its Grid Modernization proceeding to solicit ideas for potential improvements to enable faster interconnection and higher levels of distributed energy resource (DER) integration. In June, a draft report was presented at a public meeting with recommendations for interconnection reform, and the Board will continue its work aimed at modernizing the grid in the future.


More information about New Jersey’s solar programs is available on the New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program website at


About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)

NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about NJBPU, visit our website at  


About New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)

NJCEP, established on January 22, 2003, in accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA), provides financial and other incentives to the State's residential customers, businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers' energy bills and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is