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Grid Modernization

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“NJBPU” or “Board”) hereby gives notice of a series of public meetings to collect stakeholder input on the current distribution grid interconnection policies and process, and potential improvements that will enable faster grid modernization and higher levels of distributed energy resource (DER) absorption.

All meetings in the series will start with a brief presentation by NJBPU Staff recapping the State of New Jersey Grid Modernization (“GridMod”) initiative and activities to date, with an emphasis on their relation to strategies outlined in the 2019 NJ Energy Master Plan. The sessions will then feature specific presentations and a facilitated comment collection that will be used in a formalized NJBPU Proceeding at the conclusion of the series. The aim of these sessions is to facilitate a guided discussion on recognition of existing barriers, estimate economic impacts of alternative reform paths, and ultimately build the broadest consensus on aligned measures that can remove or reduce the biggest barriers to grid modernization.

The public meetings will be held at the dates, times, and manner shown below. Meeting materials, including any presentations, will be posted on this page prior to each meeting and video recordings will be available after each meeting. To receive information on this topic, please subscribe to the Renewable Energy listserv.

Meeting Date and Time Agenda Focus Registration
Oct 26, 2021 (9AM-12PM EDT) Grid Modernization Context
This meeting will present research findings and best practices on state rules, regulations, and processes which govern the grid interconnection application, review, and approval workflow.
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Nov 16, 2021 (9AM-12PM EST) Stakeholder Data/Comment Ingestion
This meeting will facilitate direct feedback from public stakeholders on their experiences with current processes, ideas for improvement and innovation, success stories, and other relevant input. Information on signing up for commenting during the meeting will be shared.
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Jan 14, 2022 (9AM-1PM EST) EDC Readout -Collaborative Alignment
This meeting will open with summary comments from each of the EDCs on their current baseline process, historical data from key research questions, and then proceed to a structured conversation on any priority topics raised from previous stakeholder sessions.
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Mar 1, 2022 (9AM-12PM EST) Draft Report Review and Comment   
This meeting will walk through and present the Draft Report that will be issued on Feb 18, 2022. The session is designed to elicit last comments that will inform the Final Report production.
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May 2, 2022 (9AM-10:30 EDT) Final Report Presentation
This 90 min. session is designed to publicly present the findings and recommendations from the final version of the formal report.
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Members of the public may file written comments after any of the meetings regardless of whether they participate in the public meeting process. Please submit comments directly to Docket No. QO21010085 as detailed in the public notice. Comments are considered “public documents” for purposes of the State’s Open Public Records Act and any confidential information should be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in N.J.A.C. 14:1-12.3. Written comments, including questions regarding the stakeholder process, may also be submitted to:

Aida Camacho-Welch
Secretary of the Board
44 South Clinton Avenue, 1st Floor
Post Office Box 350
Trenton, NJ 08625-0350
Phone: 609-292-1599
Email: board.secretary@bpu.nj.gov

All comments must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on March 22, 2022. 


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