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Community Solar

The Community Solar Energy Pilot Program will enable utility customers to participate in a solar energy project that is remotely located from their property and is currently under development. The application can be found below:

Frequently Asked Questions regarding community solar are now available.

Please visit the Community Solar Stakeholder page for information on upcoming meetings or to subscribe to the listserv to receive communication on this topic.

Procedural History

On April 11, 2019 a request for comments regarding the potential use of consolidated billing and Government Energy Aggregation for community solar was released. A Stakeholder Meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2019; further information on the meeting and the process for submitting comments can be found here.

On March 29, 2019 the Board approved and released the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Form. The Application Period opened on April 9, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. and will close on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. Furthermore, on March 29, 2019 the Board issued an Order clarifying the interconnection process for community solar projects.

On February 19, 2019 the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Rule was published in the New Jersey Register. 

On November 28, 2018 a draft of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Form was published for public comment, along with drafts of the Community Solar Subscriber Organization Registration Form and the Community Solar Subscriber Disclosure Form. Written comments were received December 21, 2018.

On October 1, 2018 the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Rule Proposal was published in the New Jersey Register. Written comments were received on November 30, 2018.

On July 6, 2018 a Request for Comment was issued and notice of a Stakeholder meeting to be held on July 24 was announced. Written comments were received July 31, 2018.

Stakeholder Meeting Transcript: Morning Session

Stakeholder Meeting Transcript: Afternoon Session

 

Background:

In May 2018, Governor Murphy signed A3723/S2314, which mandates the creation of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities adopted rules establishing the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program on January 17, 2019.

Additional information on how community solar works is available on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website.



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