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Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP)

A new State law allows government agencies to make energy related improvements to their facilities and pay for the costs using the value of energy savings that result from the improvements. Under Chapter 4 of the Laws of 2009 (the law), the “Energy Savings Improvement Program” (ESIP), provides all government agencies in New Jersey with a flexible tool to improve and reduce energy usage with minimal expenditure of new financial resources.

Please review the New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) and ESIP Interaction memo and flow chart for recommendations on when to submit incentive applications to various NJCEP programs relative to the ESIP timeframe.

This Local Finance Notice outlines how local governments can develop and implement an ESIP for their facilities.  Below are the RFP templates for an ESIP. The Governor's Executive Orders (EO) relating to Covid-19 are referenced in the templates. Both EO's must be provided for the bidders and included in the back of the RFP.

All RFPs and final Energy Savings Plan (ESP) must be submitted to the Board for approval at ESIP@bpu.nj.gov.

The Board also adopted protocols to measure energy savings:

The ESIP approach may not be appropriate for all energy conservation and energy efficiency improvements. Local units should carefully consider all alternatives to develop an approach that best meets their needs. Local units considering an ESIP should carefully review the Local Finance Notice, the law, and consult with qualified professionals to determine how they should approach the task.

The NJ Board of Public Utilities sponsored Sustainable Jersey in the creation of an ESIP Guidebook that explains how to implement the program. The guidebook also includes case studies of successful projects and a list of helpful resources.

FIRST STEP - ENERGY AUDIT

For local governments interested in pursuing an ESIP, the first step is to perform an energy audit, as prescribed in P.L.2012 c.55.

ENERGY SAVINGS PLANS

If you have an ESIP plan that needs to be submitted to the Board of Public Utilities, please email it to ESIP@bpu.nj.gov


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