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.
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]
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)
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|August 11, 2011 Hearing
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|August 3rd, 2011 Hearing
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|July 26th, 2011 Hearing
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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|
|Alternatively Fueled Vehicles |
|Innovative Technologies |