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Chrissy Buteas

Chrissy Buteas, Chief Government Affairs Officer

On May 23, the Clean Energy Act was signed into law, directing the BPU to adopt rules and regulations establishing a Community Solar Energy Pilot Program within 210 days. The goal of the program is to enable utility customers participation in a solar energy project that may be remotely located from their properties and receive a credit on their utility bills.

The goal of the pilot program is also to provide the necessary experience and lay the groundwork for the development and implementation of a full-scale Community Solar Energy Program within 36 months.

A Community Solar Pilot Program Stakeholder Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at Rutgers University, 126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The Stakeholder Meeting will be broken down into sections and those interested in testifying should submit a summary of their testimony by July 19th.

Written and verbal comments are sought on the following themes: Siting and project size, low and moderate income access, value of the credit, applications and interconnection, customer subscriptions, customer protection. Written comments are due by Friday, July 31st.

The link to the entire proposal can be found here.

I am seeking member comments/feedback on the proposal and can be reached at cbuteas@njbia.org.

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