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NJ SmartStart Program Gets 50,000th Applicant

The New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities announces that New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program’s (NJCEP) NJ SmartStart Buildings Program has received its 50,000th application. Since its inception in 2007, the program has helped New Jersey ratepayers by reducing existing demands on the electric power grid; thus driving down the cost of electricity for all businesses and residents through efficiency improvements.

“This is a significant milestone for the SmartStart Program,” said New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “The SmartStart Program has brought real energy and cost savings to New Jersey businesses and government entities and will continue to complement Governor Murphy’s agenda.”

As of January 31, the SmartStart Program has paid or committed over $36 million in incentives for fiscal year 2018.

The SmartStart Program provides a range of support for commercial, industrial, institutional, government, and agricultural projects. Incentives are available to help customers make the investment in energy efficient equipment such as lighting and controls, heating and cooling, motors, refrigeration and food service equipment in both new construction as well as existing buildings. There is even a custom path for energy efficiency measures which provide incentives for new technologies that are able to save energy. Whether renovating an existing establishment, starting from the ground up, or just advancing equipment, the SmartStart Program is here to help.

The program is designed to enhance the quality of performance within the space that is being upgraded as well as to reduce energy use and costs.

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