• What is an Energy Master Plan?
    The 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP) development process was begun at the directive of Governor Murphy with his signing of Executive Order 28 on March 23, 2018.  The EMP is a document that outlines the strategic vision for the state’s role in the use, management, and development of energy. The EMP is developed with the collaboration and input of a coalition of state experts working as the EMP Committee, and chaired by a senior staff member of the NJBPU.

    Mandated by law, the EMP is updated and revised periodically.  This allows for improvements to reflect changes with technology, energy, and environmental developments and demands.

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  • How did the Energy Master Plan originate?
    In 1977, New Jersey enacted a law requiring a regularly updated EMP to address the production, distribution, consumption and conservation of electricity in New Jersey. The law requires the EMP to include not only long-term objectives, but also interim measures that are consistent with and necessary to achieving those objectives. The last update to the EMP was completed in 2015.
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  • What goals did Governor Murphy outline for the Energy Master Plan?
    The primary goal of the 2019 EMP is to outline a blueprint for New Jersey to emerge as a leader in the 21st century clean energy economy over the next decade and outline a path for the conversion to 100% clean energy by 2050. 

    The EMP will also grow New Jersey’s clean energy economy, ensure reliability and affordability for all customers, reduce the state’s carbon footprint, and advance new technologies for all residents.

    As part of the goal to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050, the 2019 EMP also incorporates Governor Murphy’s offshore wind, energy storage, and community solar goals in order to achieve the EMP’s overarching goals. Click here to read more about the 2019 EMP.

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  • How can I find out more?
    Stakeholders can follow updates on the EMP website, sign up for the EMP mailing list, or periodically check the NJBPU website for more information.
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