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Clean Energy Act

Pursuant to the Clean Energy Act of 2018 (P.L. 2018, c. 17), the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“Board” or “BPU”) must close the SRP to new applications upon the attainment of 5.1 percent of the kilowatt-hours sold in the State from solar electric power generators connected to the distribution system. By Order dated February 27, 2019, Docket No. QO18070698, the Board clarified this section of the Act as follows: projects previously determined to be eligible for SRECs by meeting the October 29, 2018 deadline and satisfying all other applicable requirements shall continue to be eligible to create SRECs after the State’s attainment of the 5.1% Milestone; and, projects in the SRP pipeline that did not submit a completed registration or application for designation or conditional certification before midnight of October 29, 2018 and that have not commenced commercial operations when the Board determines that the 5.1% milestone has been reached may not be eligible for SRECs. The Board is monitoring the progress of the market toward achieving this milestone and will determine when it has been achieved.

The Act also shortened the SREC Qualification Life from 15 to 10 years. In the same Order noted above the Board Ordered Board Staff to apply a 10-year SREC Qualification Life to all applications submitted after midnight on October 29, 2018. Please see the Board’s Order for additional details.

By Order dated July 10, 2019, the Board further addressed implementation of the Act by stating that projects that filed a complete SRP registration or application for designation or conditional certification after October 29, 2018 but that have not reached commercial operation at the time the Board determines that the 5.1% Milestone has been attained will be eligible to be considered for any transition program that the Board may adopt, provided they have maintained eligibility in other respects. (I/M/O a New Jersey Solar Transition Pursuant to P.L. 2018, c.17, BPU Docket No. Q019010068 Order dated July 10, 2019 available here).

Registration Packet

On February 22, 2017, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) re-adopted Chapter 8 (renewable energy and energy efficiency) rules with amendments that became effective upon publication on April 17, 2017.  The new rule amendments require SREC registration to occur no later than fourteen (14) business days after execution of the contract for purchase or installation of the photovoltaic panels to be used for the solar project. If the applicable deadline is not met, any SRECs based on electricity generated by the solar facility shall not be used for compliance with the New Jersey RPS until 12 months after the solar facility has received authorization to energize by the EDC. See NJ Administrative Code.  More detailed requirements regarding the SRP can be found in the SRP Program Guide.

System registrants must submit a Registration Packet with all required documents and signatures through the online portal. The Registration Packet must contain all of the information as identified on  the checklists below as applicable:

As the Registration Packet is reviewed, it will either be accepted, or deemed incomplete. This document will explain how to identify major and minor SRP Registration deficiencies.

Milestone Reporting Form

Required for all Grid Supply Facilities and All Net Metered Facilities Greater Than 1 MW:  The Milestone Reporting Form must be submitted by the Registrant as an initial report with the SRP Registration Packet and quarterly thereafter, including any extensions, if applicable, that may be granted to the initial SRP acceptance period, until the Final As-Built packet is submitted. 

Final As-Built Packet

Registrants must submit a complete Final As-Built Packet as per the Solar SRP Final As-Built Checklist when their installation is complete. You must obtain Permission to Operate (PTO) by the local Electric Distribution Company, submit all post construction documents which can be found on the Final As-Built Checklist and meet all other program requirements on or before: 1) the expiration date noted on your SRP acceptance letter or 2) the Board’s determination that the 5.1% milestone has been achieved, whichever is earlier.  If you cannot complete the solar installation by the expiration date, you may be eligible for one extension, not to exceed 6 months, with the actual length contingent upon the date on which the Board closes the SRP.  NOTE:  AN EXTENSION WILL NOT CONFER ELIGIBILITY FOR SRECS IF THE BOARD DETERMINES THAT THE 5.1% MILESTONE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS. 

The Final As-Built Packet includes:

Tools needed to complete the forms:

NJCEP reserves the right to request a complete copy of production estimates, a full shade analysis, or any relevant documentation from the installer at any time.  Save a copy of the “Results” pages for permanent record with the project file.

PVWatts/System Advisor Model (SAM)

Commonly Used Shading Analysis Tools
NJCEP permits the use of other tools as long as the tool can provide a full summary report, in case the Program Manager requests copies.

To verify the solar azimuth orientation

Program Contacts

Correspondence and inquiries should be directed to:

SREC Registration Program
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
Phone:  866-NJSMART (866-657-6278)
njreinfo@NJCleanEnergy.com



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