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Filing an Application

Siting and Permitting

Project Selection

Special Authorizations and Exceptions

Low and Moderate Income

Interconnection

Bill Credit

Incentives and SRECs

Project Milestones

Subscribers

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Filing an Application

Where can I find the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program rules?

The Pilot Program rules are available here.

Where can I find the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Form?

The Application Form is available here.

When is the deadline for submitting an Application Form?

As approved by the Board at its March 29, 2019 Agenda meeting (Docket No.  QO18060646), the Application Period for Program Year 1 is open from April 9, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. to September 9, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

How do I submit my Application Form to the BPU?

Mail or hand-deliver the original complete Application Package plus three copies of the complete Application Package to:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
44 South Clinton Avenue, 7th Floor
Post Office Box 350
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0350
Attn: Office of Clean Energy, Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Package

In addition, submit an electronic version of the complete Application Package to both of the following email addresses: communitysolar@njcleanenergy.com and board.secretary@bpu.nj.gov.

Do I need to answer every question? Can I leave a section blank if I don’t know the answer?

Yes, all questions are required to be answered, unless explicitly marked as optional. No section or question may be left blank, unless explicitly marked as optional.  All attachments are required, unless explicitly marked as optional. All signatures are required, unless explicitly marked as optional. An Application will be deemed administratively complete if: 1) all questions are completed, except those explicitly marked as optional, 2) all required attachments are included, and 3) all required signatures are included. Only Applications that are administratively complete by the close of the Application Period will be considered for participation in the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program during the current Application Period. Please note that Applicants will not be notified as to whether an Application is deemed administratively complete or incomplete until all Applications are reviewed following the close of the Application Period.

Is there a fee to submit an Application?

There is no fee for submitting an Application.

Can I submit more than one Application Form?

There is no limit to the number of Application Forms that can be submitted by any one Applicant. However, note that you cannot apply for more than one project per Application Form.

Who can submit an Application Form?

There are no restrictions as to who can submit an Application Form. For example, an Applicant may be a project developer, project owner, project operator, municipality, contractor, installer, site owner, etc. However, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.3, Board staff will not accept applications for Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) to develop, own, or operate community solar projects.

Can an existing solar project apply to participate in the Pilot Program?

No, an existing solar project may not apply to requalify as a community solar project. An existing solar project, as defined in N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, means a solar project having begun operation and/or been approved by the Board for designation as connected to the distribution system prior to February 19, 2019. Projects having received a subsection (r), subsection (s) or subsection (t) conditional certification from the Board prior to February 19, 2019 should refer to the Application Form for additional information.

What happens if I submit an incomplete application?

An incomplete Application will not be considered for participation in this Application Period. It may be amended and resubmitted during the next Application Period without advantage or disadvantage.

Will Applications filed with the BPU prior to the September 9, 2019 deadline be at an advantage or disadvantage compared to other Applications?

There is no advantage or disadvantage to filing an Application prior to the September 9 deadline. All Applications will be reviewed and evaluated together following the close of the Application Period. No Application or part of an Application will be reviewed prior to the close of the Application Period on September 9, 2019 at 5:00P.M.

What is a "delineated map" as required to be submitted on page 8 of the application form?

A delineated map is a map of the proposed community solar project site, on which the Applicant has clearly indicated the boundaries of the proposed community solar array (placement of the panels).

Are there penalties for withdrawing a project from the Pilot Program after it has been approved by the Board? Are penalties applied if the withdrawal is for cause?

There are currently no Board imposed penalties for withdrawing a project from the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program after it has been approved by the Board.

Please clarify the required information in the Property Owner Certification Form: I, ____(name) am the ____(title) of the Property ____(name) and have been authorized to file this Applicant Certification on behalf of my organization.

Field #1 (Name): This is the Property Owner, or Property Owner's representative's name. Field #2 (Title) This is the relationship between the individual named in Field #1 and the property (e.g. "Property Owner"). Field #3 (Name): This is an identification of the property e.g. name or address.

In the Property Owner Certification Form, the sentence “I […] have been authorized to file this Applicant Certification on behalf of my organization” seems to imply that the Property Owner is the applicant on behalf of an organization.  Is this form needed if the Property Owner is not the Applicant?

Yes, this is a required form, whether or not the Property Owner is the Applicant. The Property Owner may be an organization (in which case, the signatory must be authorized to file the Certification on behalf of said organization) or an individual (in which case, the signatory is filing the Certification on their own behalf).

In order to apply for the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, does a developer need to have applied for and received subsection r or subsection t approvals?

No. The Community Solar Energy Pilot Program and subsection t or r approvals are separate programs.

I would like to apply for multiple community solar projects across the State. Can I submit them all in one application?

No. Do not apply for more than one project per Application Form. Please see the “Instructions for Completing the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Form” section in the Application Form for further information.

Siting and Permitting

The Application Form requires a meeting with the NJDEP Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review. How do I set up a meeting?

Further information regarding the NJDEP Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review, including contact information, is available at the following link: https://www.nj.gov/dep/pcer/. Please note that this meeting is not required if the proposed community solar facility is located on a rooftop, parking lot, or parking structure.

Where can I find out which sites are preserved, non-preserved, within a municipal boundary, etc.?

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy and Sustainability has developed a mapping tool to help Applicants site community solar arrays: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqes/solar-siting.html#cstool. Please note that this tool is provided for informational purposes only, and will not be used by the BPU in the evaluation of Applications. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all information submitted as part of their Application, including information pertaining to the proposed project site, is accurate.

I received an email from the NJDEP Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review (PCER) explicitly stating that an in-person meeting with the NJDEP PCER is not necessary. How should I answer the obligation to meet with the NJDEP PCER in Section B. VIII. Permits, Question 2 (page 12)?

If you have received an email from the NJDEP PCER explicitly stating that, based on their review of the project’s Permit Readiness Checklist and the circumstances of the project, no meeting is needed with the NJDEP PCER, it is sufficient to attach a copy of that email from the NJDEP PCER as proof that a meeting was deemed unnecessary.

Can a single project span multiple, adjacent buildings/rooftops as long as it is interconnected at a single meter and does not exceed the 5 MW system size limit?

See the definition of a community solar facility at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, the definition of a community solar project at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, and the rules at sections N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.4(h) and N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.5(b). Specific projects will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the review of all applications submitted during Program Year 1, Application Period 1.

Can a developer propose multiple 5 MW systems on the same site? If yes, can they be combined into one single interconnect or do they have to be separate interconnections in order to comply with the community solar regulations?

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.4(j), a developer can submit applications for multiple co-located community solar facilities. However, specific rules apply. The developer must submit a separate Application Form for each individual project. The developer must fill out Section XIII, “Special Authorizations and Exemptions” justifying why the proposed co-location of projects can be approved by the Board, consistent with the provisions at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9. Each proposed project must be separately interconnected (see the definition of a community solar facility at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, the definition of a community solar project at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, and sections N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.4(h) and N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.5(b)). Specific projects will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the review of all applications submitted during Program Year 1, Application Period 1. Additional rules and regulations may apply: please refer to the Pilot Program rules and Application Form for further details.

Is there a minimum size for a community solar project?

There is no minimum MW size for a community solar project. Please see the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program rules at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9 for further information.

Can I build a net-metered and a community solar project on the same rooftop if they feed into separate meters?

Yes, so long as all the program rules and regulations for both net metering and community solar projects are met.

In section IX. “Community Solar Subscriptions and Subscribers,” Question 9 asks “The geographic restriction for distance between project and subscribers is...” It then lists choices for geographic restrictions. Does this mean it is entirely up to the Applicant to determine where the subscribers are as long as it's in the same EDC territory? Or does the Applicant need to receive approval from the EDC for said geographic restriction?

The geographic restriction, i.e. the distance between the proposed community solar facility and its subscribers, is entirely at the discretion of the Applicant, so long as it is within the same EDC service territory. The Applicant does not need to receive approval from the EDC for said geographic restriction. Note that, if the project is approved for participation in the Pilot Program, the geographic restriction selected in the Application will apply for the lifetime of the project, barring special dispensation from the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.5(a).

Is the geographic distance between the proposed community solar project and its subscribers considered in the scoring of the project?

Yes. Please see the Evaluation Criteria identified in Appendix C of the Application Form.

My proposed community solar project is sited in municipality XXX. Does municipality XXX need to be a subscriber to the community solar project?

No. It is neither required nor forbidden for the municipality in which the community solar project is located to be a subscriber to that community solar project. Please see the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program rules at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9 for further information.

Project Selection

How are projects selected to participate in the Pilot Program?

 As described in the Application Form approved by the Board on March 29, 2019 (Docket No.  QO18060646), following the close of the Application Period on September 9, 2019, each Application will be reviewed and evaluated by a dedicated Evaluation Committee. Projects will be scored according the criteria for evaluation presented in Appendix C of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Form. Projects must score a minimum of 30 points total in order to be considered for participation in the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. Projects that score above 30 points will be presented to the Board for approval for participation in the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program in ranked order, starting with the highest-scoring project and proceeding to the lowest-scoring project, and until the allocated program capacity for that Program Year is filled.

How many projects will be selected in Program Year 1?

The allocated program capacity for Program Year 1 is 75MW. Note that individual community solar projects may not exceed 5MW. At least 40% of program capacity (i.e. at least 30MW) will be allocated to low- and moderate-income (LMI) projects. Furthermore, the allocated program capacity for Program Year 1 is divided among each EDC area based on their average respective percentages of in-State retail electric sales.

When will I hear if my project was selected?

All Applications will be reviewed and evaluated together following the close of the Application Period (September 9, 2019 at 5:00P.M.). Following the review and evaluation process, projects will be approved for participation in the Pilot Program by the Board. There are no time limits on the BPU’s review or approval of projects submitted during the Application Period.

What happens if my project is not selected for participation in the Pilot Program during this Application Period?

A project which was not selected to participate in the Pilot Program in this Application Period may be resubmitted during the next Application Period without advantage or disadvantage. The Board has not approved a queue process for projects that were not selected to participate in the Pilot Program in this Application Period.

Can I begin construction on my community solar project prior to the Board’s selection of projects for participation in the Pilot Program?

No.

In the “Other Benefits” category in the Evaluation Criteria, if there are more than one criterion that apply to a project, how will points be allocated?

Per the Evaluation Criteria presented in Appendix C of the Application Form, up to 10 points can be allocated to projects under the “Other Benefits” category. Point allocation will be determined on a case-by-case basis during the review of all applications submitted during Program Year 1, Application Period 1.

In the “Subscribers” category in the Evaluation Criteria, will points be allocated on a sliding scale (i.e. 90% residential will equal 9 points)?

No, points will not be allocated on a sliding scale in the “Subscribers” category in the Evaluation Criteria. Per the Evaluation Criteria presented in Appendix C of the Application Form, 10 points will be allocated to projects that demonstrate and commit in their Application to ensuring that more than 51% of project capacity is allocated to residential subscribers (see also Section B. IX “Community Solar Subscriptions and Subscribers” of the Application Form).

In the “Siting” category in the Evaluation Criteria, how will points be allotted to projects located on “higher preference” and “medium preference” sites? For instance, if a project checks a box for a “higher preference,” does that project get the maximum number of points? If a project checks a box for a “medium preference,” does that project get 50% of the maximum points?

Per the Evaluation Criteria presented in Appendix C of the Application Form, up to 20 points, plus an additional 5 possible bonus points can be allocated to projects under the “Siting” category. Point allocation will be determined on a case-by-case basis during the review of all applications submitted during Program Year 1, Application Period 1.

Do projects receive points in both residential and LMI categories if a project is at least 51% LMI residential? Or are they mutually exclusive categories?

Categories in the Evaluation Criteria chart are not mutually exclusive. Projects will be awarded points in each of the Evaluation Criteria categories identified in Appendix C of the Application Form, based on the criteria and the project’s individual characteristics. For instance, if a project meets the criteria in both the “Low- and Moderate-Income and Environmental Justice Inclusion” and the “Subscribers” categories, then it will receive points in both categories.

“Environmental justice” is listed twice in the project application and is clearly a priority, but it is not defined in the project application or the program rules, nor is it tied to an actual score. Is there an intention to favor projects that are tied to EJ communities? If so, will the BPU be providing additional information defining EJ communities?

The Evaluation Criteria that will be used to score and rank projects are identified in Appendix C of the Application Form. Environmental Justice is a key component of the Pilot Program, and will continue to be incorporated in application of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 23.

Section VIII of the Application Form, “Permits,” requests that each applicant list out all necessary permits, approvals and authorizations needed to construct and operate the project. Can BPU confirm it will not be evaluating projects based on whether permits have been applied for versus received?

Correct. Applicants must complete Section VIII of the Application Form in full. The criteria which will be considered in evaluating project Applications are listed in the Evaluation Criteria in Appendix C. 

Must a landfill be capped at the time of Application to be considered for a landfill project?

A landfill is not required to be capped at the time of the Application. A landfill for purposes of the Application Form is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Please refer to the NJDEP’s Guidance for siting solar on landfills, available at NJDEP Guidance for Installation of Solar Renewable Energy Systems on Landfills.

Special Authorizations and Exceptions

My project has received, in whole or in part, a subsection (t) conditional certification from the Board prior to February 19, 2019. Is my project still considered an “existing solar project” as defined under the Pilot Program rules?

Yes, a project having received, in whole or in part, a subsection (t) conditional certification from the Board prior to February 19, 2019 is considered an “existing solar project” as defined under the Pilot Program rules. Specifically, N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2 defines an existing solar project, for the purposes of the Pilot Program, as “a solar project having begun operation and/or been approved by the Board for connection to the distribution system prior to February 19, 2019.” However, a special provision in the Application Form enables such projects to apply to the Pilot Program under certain strict conditions. Please review the Application Form carefully if this circumstance applies to your project.

My project has received, in whole or in part, a subsection (t) conditional certification from the Board prior to February 19, 2019, and I am applying under the special provisions in Section B. XIII. Special Authorizations and Exemptions, Question 4 (page 18). Am I required to provide the affidavit described in Section B. XIII. Special Authorizations and Exemptions, Question 4 (page 18)?

If you are applying under the special provisions Section B. XIII. Special Authorizations and Exemptions, Question 4 (page 18), then you must provide the required affidavit, and comply with all other conditions applicable to your special circumstances.

Low and Moderate Income

What counts as proof that a customer is on LIHEAP, etc.?  Is a copy of their utility bill sufficient?

Please see N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.8 for a list of qualifying criteria that may be accepted by a subscriber organization as proof of LMI status for individual subscribers. With respect specifically to N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.8(d)(2), a copy of the utility bill is sufficient to prove participation in LIHEAP, so long as the bill is recent and clearly identifies both the name of the subscriber and said subscriber’s participation in LIHEAP.

Under the program rules LMI subscribers can either be individual residential customers that meet the program’s established LMI qualifications or affordable housing providers that meet the program’s established definition. Will projects be able to substitute qualified affordable housing providers for individual LMI customers, or vice versa, provided that 51% of the project is subscribed by qualifying LMI customers?

Yes. Please see the definition of an LMI subscriber at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.8(a), and provisions relating to the transfer of subscriptions at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.6 and N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.7.

Would a proposed community solar project qualify as an LMI project if the median income of all the project’s subscribers is below the moderate-income limit as defined in the rules, or do individual subscribers need to be qualified as LMI subscribers?

Please see the definition of an LMI project and the definition of an LMI subscriber at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.8.


Interconnection

What is the interconnection process for community solar projects?

As approved by the Board at its March 29, 2019 Agenda meeting (Docket No.  QO18060646), community solar projects may file an interconnection application with the relevant EDC, following the interconnection standards set forth in N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.9(a) and N.J.A.C. 14:8-5.

Projects may file an interconnection application prior to being selected by the Board at their own risk. Such an application will not advantage or disadvantage an Application in its evaluation by the Board.

Are projects required to have submitted an interconnection agreement or have an executed interconnection agreement prior to applying to the Pilot Program?

No, projects are not required to have submitted an interconnection agreement or have an executed interconnection agreement prior to applying to the Pilot Program.

Can I submit a net metering interconnection application for a community solar project?

No, a net metering interconnection application cannot be used for a community solar project. Pursuant to the Board Order dated March 29, 2019, the EDCs are currently developing an interconnection application for community solar projects. This page will be updated with links to those applications once they become available.

Where can I find the capacity hosting maps for each EDC?

Capacity hosting maps are available for Atlantic City Electric, Rockland Electric Company, JCP&L and PSE&G.

What happens if actual interconnection upgrade costs are prohibitive and knock an approved project out?

There are currently no penalties for withdrawing a project from the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program after it has been approved by the Board for participation.

Is there any reason that projects that have already applied for interconnection through PJM would be excluded from the program? Or will projects need to reapply through the distribution utilities should they be selected in the pilot program?

Pursuant to the Board’s Order dated March 29, 2019, docket number QO18060646 pertaining to the interconnection of community solar projects in the Pilot Program, and pursuant to the provisions established at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.9(a): “community solar projects shall comply with all current and future applicable interconnection requirements applicable to each EDC, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 14:8-5 and shall be processed by the EDCs following normal interconnection procedures.” Thus, the interconnection of community solar projects in the Pilot Program will be through the EDCs, not through PJM. Projects that are selected for participation in the Pilot Program will be required to file an interconnection application with the EDCs, irrespective of any interconnection application previously filed at the Applicant’s own risk through PJM.

As a developer, if I submit an interconnection application to the appropriate EDC for my proposed community solar project before the first year Pilot Program approvals are announced, will my project receive a reserved spot in the interconnection queue?

No. Projects may submit an interconnection application at their own cost at any time. However, only projects that have been approved by the Board to participate in the Pilot Program may be assigned a place in the interconnection queue by the EDCs.

Can you confirm that projects do not have to submit interconnection applications or have an executed interconnection approval in order to submit an Application to participate in the Pilot Program?

Correct. Please see the Application Form and the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program rules at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9 for further information.

Bill Credit

Will an affordable housing provider seeking to qualify as an LMI subscriber for the purposes of the community solar project or a master meter customer applying on behalf of their tenants receive bill credits at the residential rate bill credit or at the bill credit for their non-residential rate schedule?

Pursuant to the definition of the bill credit at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.7, the value of the bill credit will be set at the retail rate, minus non-bypassable charges, at the subscriber’s rate schedule.

 

Will a subscriber or Subscriber Organization be able to make changes to the date that a subscriber's Annualized Period ends? The ability to make at least a one-time change will enable subscribers to subscribe at any time, independent of seasonal energy bill changes.

No. Please see the definition of an annualized period at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.7(d).

How long can community solar contracts can be written for subscribers?  For instance, can we offer subscribers a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with two, five year options to renew?

The Pilot Program rules do not require a specific nature or duration of the contract between a Community Solar Subscriber Organization and the subscribers to a project. Please see the rules at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9 and the Application Form for applicable rules and regulations.

Incentives and SRECs

Is my community solar project eligible for SRECs?

Community solar projects will be eligible to apply, via a one-time election prior to the delivery of any energy from the facility, for SRECs or Class I RECs, as applicable, or to any subsequent revision to the solar compensation mechanisms as determined by the Board pursuant to the Clean Energy Act. Projects seeking SREC eligibility must commence commercial operations prior to the Board’s determination that the state has attained 5.1% of kilowatt hours sold in the state from qualifying solar electric power generators. Community solar projects may not register with the SREC Registration Program (SRP) prior to being selected by the Board for participation in the Pilot Program.

I have already registered with the SREC Registration Program (SRP). Can I use that SRP registration for my community solar project?

No. Projects may not register a community solar project with the SRP prior to being approved by the Board for participation in the Pilot Program. An SRP registration that was filed prior to the project being approved by the Board for participation in the Pilot Program must be withdrawn and re-submitted upon the project being approved by the Board for participation in the Pilot Program. Furthermore, please note that any new SRP will comply with all Board rules and regulations, including the October 29, 2018 and February 27, 2019 Board Orders regarding the implementation of a 10-year SREC term and the requirement to commence commercial operations prior to the state’s attainment of the 5.1% milestone discussed in the question above.

I have already registered with the SREC Registration Program (SRP). Do I need to withdraw that registration in order to apply to the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program?

No. Applicants with a prior SRP registration do not need to withdraw that application in order to apply to the Pilot Program. However, if the project is approved by the Board for participation in the Pilot Program, the Applicant must withdraw the prior SRP registration. As indicated in the question above, the Applicant may subsequently re-submit an SRP registration for the community solar project if they so desire.

What incentive will be available for community solar projects if my project does not receive permission to operate prior to the close of the SREC program to new registrations (i.e. prior to the Board’s determination that 5.1% of the kilowatt-hours sold in the State by each electric power supplier and each basic generation provider comes from solar electric power generators connected to the State’s electric distribution system)?

Any incentive established to replace the current SREC program will be determined via the Board’s Solar Transition pursuant to the P.L.2018, c.17. Please refer to this page for further details.

My project has received, in whole or in part, a subsection (t) conditional certification from the Board prior to February 19, 2019, and I am applying to the Pilot Program under the exemption in Section XIII.4. of the Application Form. If approved by the Board to participate in the Pilot Program, can my project use a previously filed SRP and apply it to the new community solar project?

No. Please see the answers to the questions above “I have already registered with the SREC Registration Program (SRP). Can I use that SRP registration for my community solar project?” and “I have already registered with the SREC Registration Program (SRP). Do I need to withdraw that registration in order to apply to the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program?

Project Milestones

As stated in the Application Form, page 4: “Pursuant to the rules at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.3(c), approved projects are expected to begin construction within 6 months of their approval by the Board, and are expected to become fully operational within 12 months of their approval by the Board. Extensions may be granted by Board Staff at its discretion, based on its assessment of the specific circumstances of each project approved.” What will be the criteria extension decisions are made on? How will BPU treat delays due to utility distribution system upgrade construction and other PTO delays outside of the control of the developer?

As stated in the rules at N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.3(c) and in the Application Form, extensions may be granted by Board staff based upon the specific circumstances of the project, so long as the project demonstrates substantial progress towards meeting the milestones. These extensions will therefore be determined on a case-by-case basis.

How much time will be permitted for municipalities to conduct RFPs in year 1 of the pilot program?

See the Application Form, Section A. II, “Instructions for Completing the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Application Form,” and Section B. XIII, “Special Authorizations and Exemptions.” Specifically, it is stated that “[…] The Applicant must further commit to issuing said RFP, RFQ, or other bidding process within 90 days of the proposed project being approved by the Board for participation in the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.”

When will the 6-month and 12-month timelines begin for those projects selected via municipal RFP/RFQ?  How will they be treated for the purpose of extensions? Will these projects be subject to the same timeline since the RFPs/RFQs may not be issued until 90 days following Board approval?

The milestones and deadlines begin at the time of project approval by the Board. However, the issuance of an RFP/RFQ by a public entity would be taken into consideration by Staff in the examination of any request for an extension.

Subscribers

Where can I find a list of community solar subscriber organizations?

A list of registered community solar subscriber organizations will be posted on the New Jersey Clean Energy Program website on this page.

Other

How can I stay informed about the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program?

The best way to stay informed is to sign up for our listserv.

How many community solar project applications has the BPU received so far?

The BPU will not be publishing any information pertaining to community solar applications received while the Application Period is open.

I have a question, who should I contact?

If your question has not been answered on this FAQ page, please email communitysolar@njcleanenergy.com. You will not receive a response to your question via email. All responses are posted on this FAQ page.

 



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