Translator Disclaimers
For Immediate Release: Contact: Peter Peretzman
Date: 09/27/2022 609-900-5626
Trenton, NJ—September 27, 2022—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has launched its Energy Manager Training Program for state employees.  Every state agency is required to have an Energy Manager to manage its energy use and costs.


In addition, the Energy Manager is responsible for developing an energy plan for the agency in conjunction with the BPU Division of State Energy Services. To assist agencies and give the necessary tools to managers, BPU has designed the Energy Manager Training to be both hands on and practical. There are 12 state entities participating in the training.


“Thank you to the participating state agencies and to state employees who serve as State Energy Managers,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “The role of State Energy Managers is a critical piece of New Jersey’s clean energy future. Collectively, our state agencies are one of the largest energy users in New Jersey. By participating in this program, they contribute to our ability to “Lead by Example” and reduce the effects of climate change by increasing efficiency and reducing demand.”


The Murphy Administration has made a commitment through the Clean Energy Act, the Energy Master Plan and other major clean energy initiatives that are making New Jersey a national clean energy leader with major advances and investments in offshore wind, electric vehicles, energy efficiency and solar development. 


State agencies have invested in energy upgrades through Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) projects, lighting upgrades, building controls and efficient HVAC equipment. This training is not only giving state employees additional skills, but it is also developing a peer-to- peer network to exchange best practices and leverage technical skills.


For the next 8 months, staff from the New Jersey Institute of Technology will lead classes for the State Energy Managers who will meet monthly to learn the technical side of energy management.  The training includes practical, hands-on tasks that will help to inform state agencies of their energy use, ways to manage energy costs and consumption, and create a plan to upgrade a state facility.


President Fiordaliso said, “State employees are part of the solution of solving today’s energy challenges and creating new paths of saving energy going forward.”


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