Future Energy Resources Committee, Reports and Implementation
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Future Energy Resources Committee, Reports and Implementation

The electric power industry is changing dramatically to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse” gases. The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) established in 2013 a goal for the Department of Public Utilities “to be a carbon neutral electric provider by 2040.”  

The BPU formed an ad hoc citizens Future Energy Resources committee, who presented their final report to the BPU in July 2015. In January 2016, the BPU adopted a Strategic Policy for Electrical Energy Resources and a definition for carbon neutrality.  In March, they adopted a Strategic Policy for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Rate Structure. The BPU also directed the Utilities Manager to schedule and develop a preliminary implementation plan for the five highest priority items from the adopted FER recommendations, to be followed by a completed integrated implementation plan no later than June 2017. 

Given the complexity of the various recommendations, it is expected that plans will continually be reviewed and adjusted as more information, conditions and costs become available. Department staff will report regularly to the BPU as efforts progress.



FER - Committee Report Final

FER - Committee Presentation to BPU July 15, 2015

FER - BPU Adopted Definition of Carbon Neutral

FER - BPU Strategic Policy for Electrical Energy Resources

FER - Original Implementation Plan and Schedule

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Published on 02/23/2017