Office of Policy and Economic Analysis
New Jersey Energy Master Plan
The New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP December 2011) is the strategic vision for the use, management and development of energy in New Jersey over the next decade. The Plan has 5 overarching goals: drive down the cost of energy for all customers; promote a diverse portfolio of new, clean in-State generation; reward energy efficiency and energy conservation and reduce peak demand; capitalize on emerging technologies for transportation and power; and, maintain support for the renewable energy portfolio standard of 22.5% of energy from renewable sources by 2021.
Implementation of these goals will build on New Jersey’s already significant progress with respect to clean energy, renewables and energy efficiency. Notably, this latest State Energy Master Plan (EMP) is the first EMP to address the importance of energy use by the transportation sector.
In December, 2015, the 2011 EMP was updated. Included in the 2015 EMP update are measures of the State’s progress toward achieving the 2011 EMP goals. Where circumstances have changed, the update makes adjustments to certain goals to ensure that New Jersey continues to advance the goals of the 2011 EMP, meets the new challenges which have arisen since 2011, and meets the energy needs of a thriving and prosperous state.