New Jersey - Green Power Purchasing (New Jersey)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Jersey
Name New Jersey - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Resource-Recovery Facilities approved by the DEP
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 10%

Source 99% mix of wind, biomass, and hydropower, and 1% photovoltaics

Date added to DSIRE 2003-03-24
Last DSIRE Review 2007-12-19

References DSIRE[1]


In 1999, former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey established a green power procurement goal of at least 10% for state agencies.

Through April 2006, New Jersey state agencies obtained green power through a contract with Pepco Energy, which supplied wind power certified by Green-e. The state is currently purchasing 99% of its green power from a mix of wind power, hydropower, and biomass, and 1% of its power from photovoltaics.

The aggregated green power supplies 180 New Jersey accounts, including departments and agencies within the state government, 11 state universities, New Jersey Transit, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Highway Authority, the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, the Delaware River Port Authority, the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, South Jersey Transportation Authority, and Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

A November 2003 case study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, titled Renewable Energy: New Jersey's Green Power Purchasing Program, describes the program in greater detail.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rodney Richards
Department New Jersey Consolidated Energy Procurment Program

Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625
Phone (609) 633-9049


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"