Solar PV Grid Supply Installations of New Jersey, Edition 20200617 (Util_solar_supply)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Clean Energy Program Solar Activity Report
Publication_Date: 20200617
Title:
Solar PV Grid Supply Installations of New Jersey, Edition 20200617 (Util_solar_supply)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP
Other_Citation_Details:
The NJDEP may distribute GIS data in a variety of formats, such as the ESRI shapefile and/or various versions of the file geodatabase format. The data also may be available for viewing on various profiles of the NJ GeoWeb online mapping application.
Online_Linkage: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis
Online_Linkage: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm
Description:
Abstract:
The data contained within this layer represents information acquired from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program's Solar Activity Report (<http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/project-activity-reports/project-activity-reports>). The boundaries were calculated using a combination of 2015 ortho imagery and oblique aerial imagery using Pictometry.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data is to identify the boundaries of Solar PV Grid Supply Installations in New Jersey. The data can be used by project managers, government entities and other stakeholders to understand the spatial extent of current photo voltaic installations and plan for future projects.
Supplemental_Information:
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), established the New Jersey Clean Energy Program in 2003. This program promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Solar Activity Report is provided by the Clean Energy Program which describes solar projects in the State.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20180731
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Quarterly
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.122411
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.039728
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.950812
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.094599
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: photo voltaic
Theme_Keyword: grid supply
Theme_Keyword: solar installations
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Theme_Keyword: Util_solar_supply
Theme_Keyword: BPU
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP Bureau of Energy & Sustainability
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: utilitiesCommunication
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints:
In most cases, a downloadable shapefile (.zip) version of this layer is also available. Information to download the shapefile can be found in the Distribution Section of this metadata record. This data layer is shown in the NJDEP's NJ-GeoWeb mapping application accessible through the Online Linkage: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data Distribution Agreement. The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form and disclaims any duty or obligation to either maintain availability of or to update the data.
Terms of Agreement
1. All data is provided, as is, without any representation or warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer virus nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. User is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
2. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed without all the metadata provided.
3. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize this digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized or endorsed."
4. NJDEP makes no warranty that digital data are free of Copyright or Trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. Making a copy of this data may be subject to the copyright of trademark laws.
Data_Set_Credit:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (https://www.nj.gov/bpu/), Clean Energy Program Solar Actibity Report (<http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/project-activity-reports/project-activity-reports>)
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP Bureau of Energy & Sustainability
Contact_Person: Ryan Gergely
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-8848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ryan.gergely@dep.nj.gov

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The dataset was checked to see if any null entries and/or irrelevant data were included in the downloaded dataset. The dataset was overlayed with NJDEP 2015 (natural) imagery to verify location accuracy.
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value: Unknown
Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation: Unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The dataset was checked to see if any null entries and/or irrelevant data were included in the downloaded dataset. The dataset was overlayed with NJDEP's 2015 Natural imagery to verify location accuracy.
Completeness_Report:
The specific data downloaded included only existing grid supply installations so columns pertaining to planned stations were removed due to null values.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20160104
Process_Description: PV array coverage calculated using oblique and ortho imagery.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP Bureau of Energy & Sustainability
Contact_Person: Ryan Gergely
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-8848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ryan.gergely@dep.nj.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20170907
Process_Description:
Data was downloaded from New Jersey's Clean Energy Program containing latitude and longitude coordinates and project attributes.
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 0
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Solar Activity Reports
Source_Contribution:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Clean Energy Program provided all of the data found in this GIS dataset.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20170907
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
Publication_Date: 20170907
Title: Solar Activity Reports
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Publication_Information:
Publisher: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/project-activity-reports/project-activity-reports>

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 126

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Util_solar_supply
Entity_Type_Definition: Solar PV Grid Supply Installations in NJ
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMPNAME (Alias: Customer)
Attribute_Definition: The owner of the array.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CUSTOMER_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: The type of customer that the installation location is serving.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SYSTEM_SIZE
Attribute_Definition: The capacity of the array in kW
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR (Alias:Completion Year)
Attribute_Definition: The year of project installation
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SA_SUBSECTION
Attribute_Definition: Subsection project type
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: q
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Subsection q projects were approved during Energy Years 2014, 2015, 2016. Applications opened at the beginning of each energy year and there was a cap of 80 MW per year. The criteria required that projects must be grid supplied, under 10 MW, and the project must commence commercial operation within two years of the date of designation set by the BPU Board.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: r
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Subsection r is for projects following Energy Year 2016. Projects under Subsection r are eligible if they are grid supplied, not on farmland and if the Board determines that (a) the SRECs forecasted to be produced by the facility do not have a detrimental impact on the SREC market or on the appropriate development of solar power in the State; (b) the approval of the designation of the proposed facility would not significantly impact the preservation of open space in this State; (c) the impact of the designation on electric rates and economic development is beneficial; and (d) there will be no impingement on the ability of an electric public utility to maintain its property and equipment in such a condition as to enable it to provide safe, adequate, and proper service to each of its customers. Commercial operation must commence within two years of the date of designation set by the Board.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: s
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Subsection s projects were approved by the BPU Board for grid supplied projects located on land that has been actively devoted to agricultural or horticultural use that is valued, assessed, and taxed pursuant to the Farmland Assessment Act of 1964 which the Board has approved the facility's designation pursuant to subsection q. To date 8 projects totaling 54 MW have been installed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: t
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Subsection t is an ongoing application process where projects must be grid supplied and certified as being located on “a properly closed sanitary landfill”, a “brownfield” or an area of “historic fill” as defined in the Solar Act. "Properly closed sanitary landfill” - a sanitary landfill facility, or a portion of a sanitary landfill facility, for which performance is complete with respect to all activities associated with the design, installation, purchase, or construction of all measures, structures, or equipment required by the Department of Environmental Protection, pursuant to law, in order to prevent, minimize, or monitor pollution or health hazards resulting from a sanitary landfill facility subsequent to the termination of operations at any portion thereof, including but not necessarily limited to, the placement of earthen or vegetative cover, and the installation of methane gas vents or monitors and leachate monitoring wells or collection systems at the site of any sanitary landfill facility. “Brownfield” - Any former or current commercial or industrial site that is currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of a contaminant. “Historic fill” - means generally large volumes of non-indigenous material, no matter what date they were emplaced on the site, used to raise the topographic elevation of a site, which were contaminated prior to emplacement and are in no way connected with the operations at the location of emplacement and which include, but are not limited to, construction debris, dredge spoils, incinerator residue, demolition debris, fly ash, and non-hazardous solid waste. "Historic fill" shall not include any material which is substantially chromate chemical production waste or any other chemical production waste or waste from processing of metal or mineral ores, residues, slags, or tailings.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACREAGE (Alias: Coverage Area (acres))
Attribute_Definition: The area of the array boundary in acres
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACCOUNT_NUMBER
Attribute_Definition: The account number of the installation location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS
Attribute_Definition: The street address of the installation location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition: The city of the installation location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: The two character U.S. state of the installation location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EDC (Alias: Electric Distribution Company)
Attribute_Definition: The electricity distribution company the array serves.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition: The latitude of the station's address.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition: The longitude of the station's address.
Attribute_Definition_Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique entry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The purpose of this data is to identify the boundaries of Solar PV Grid Supply Installations in New Jersey. The data can be used by project managers, government entities and other stakeholders to understand the spatial extent of current photovoltaic installations and plan for future projects.
The data contained within this layer represents information acquired from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program's Solar Activity Report (<http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/project-activity-reports/project-activity-reports>). The boundaries were calculated using a combination of 2015 ortho imagery and oblique aerial imergery using Pictometry.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (https://www.nj.gov/bpu/), Clean Energy Program Solar Actibity Report (<http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/project-activity-reports/project-activity-reports>)

Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability: See "Use Constraints"
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
DEP distributes ESRI .SHP and/or GDB. Some data may be NJ GeoWeb "display only" layers.
Format_Version_Number: 9x/10x
Format_Specification: NJDEP NJ GeoWeb online mapping application
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/listall.html
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: none
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/DOIT/BGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 401 East State Street
Address: PO Box 420
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.nj.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200617
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP Bureau of Energy & Sustainability
Contact_Person: Ryan Gergely
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-8848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ryan.gergely@dep.nj.gov

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