NJ Residential Efficiency Programs
Client: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
To utilize systems benefit charges collected by New Jersey’s investor owned utilities to effectively design and deliver residential efficiency programs. New Jersey recently initiated an Energy Master Plan designed to achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption by the year 2020.
VEIC collaborates with a group of partners in the administration of New Jersey’s statewide residential efficiency programs. VEIC leads all work on program design, and provides technical support for a variety of initiatives including new construction, HVAC, lighting and appliances, and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. In addition, VEIC leads the team’s work in preparing regulatory filings, modifying savings algorithms, and evaluation planning.
The residential efficiency initiatives offered by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program provide a wide range of market services, including contractor training, consumer education, and direct rebates and financing incentives to NJ homeowners. Through the end of 2008, these highly successfully programs have surpassed several major savings milestones including:
- Nearly 100 million dekatherms of natural gas savings installed or committed.
- Over 210,000 kilowatts and 7.5 million megawatt hours of electric savings installed or committed.
- Over 170,000 metric tons reduction in carbon dioxide emissions (annual).