When the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act was signed into law in 1999, it required the establishment of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. These programs are now known as the Clean Energy Program, which is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The program is funded through charges on gas and electric utility bills.
The Board of Public Utilities established the New Jersey Clean Energy Council to advise the Board and its staff in planning and administering the Clean Energy Program. The council also makes assessments and recommendations on the components of the Clean Energy Program. In addition to Board of Public Utilities staff, the council also includes the Department of the Public Advocate - Division of Rate Counsel, consumer groups, energy experts, industry groups, utility representatives and government agencies.
If you are interested in learning more about the Clean Energy Program, go to www.njcleanenergy.com or call the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities at 1-609-777-3300 or 1-800-624-0241.