NJBPU approves grants to create community energy plans to combat climate change

TRENTON, NJ — On June 8, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved Community Energy Plan Grants for 46 municipalities throughout New Jersey, totaling $820,000. In late 2021, the board redesigned the program to incorporate a greater emphasis on equity and overburdened municipalities. The redesigned program also simplified the grant application process and reduced […]

NJBPU receives 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has been selected as a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Sustained Excellence Award, presented for accomplishments in 2020, is the highest honor given by the Energy Star program and it recognizes New […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson […]

NJBPU signs agreement lowering PSE&G transmission rates

NJBPU signs agreement lowering PSE&G transmission rates

TRENTON, NJ — On July 14, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities authorized board staff to sign a settlement agreement between NJBPU, Division of Rate Counsel and PSE&G to substantially lower PSE&G’s existing transmission services Return on Equity. PSE&G will file the request for the new rate with the Federal Emergency Regulatory Commission, which […]

Murphy announces financial assistance to protect utility customers

Murphy announces financial assistance to protect utility customers

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that the state’s public water, gas and electric utility companies regulated by the Board of Public Utilities have all agreed to extend their voluntary moratorium preventing shutoffs to both residential and commercial customers during the COVID-19 pandemic until Oct. 15. Additionally, the utilities will offer residential and […]

Annual winter utility service shutoff prevention program has begun

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities reminds the state’s utility customers that its annual Winter Termination Program began Nov. 15 and is available for eligible residential customers to prevent natural gas and electric utility service shutoffs during the winter season. The program, which is administered by NJBPU, runs through March 15. […]

NJBPU works to protect residents who use medical equipment at home

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a rule proposal that would increase protections for residents who rely on utility service for life-sustaining medical equipment in their homes, according to an Oct. 30 press release. The proposed amendments, which are designed to prevent service shutoffs for any residence that has provided […]

NJBPU invites feedback on Energy Master Plan draft

NJBPU invites feedback on Energy Master Plan draft

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will conduct public stakeholder meetings on the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Larsen Auditorium, Seton Hall Law School in Newark. Further information about the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan […]

NJAW granted new rates by Board of Public Utilities

VOORHEES, NJ — On Oct. 29, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the N.J. Division of Rate Counsel and BPU staff for new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water. The new rates represent a $40 million annual increase in water and wastewater […]