New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this week unveiled the state’s energy master plan, which includes provisions to facilitate the proliferation of microgrids in the state.
The plan is intended to move the state toward a goal of 100% clean energy by 2050. To bolster the plan, Murphy also signed Executive Order No. 100, which directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to develop the regulations needed to implement the plan.
Under the energy master plan, the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is charged with directing the state’s utilities to develop integrated distribution plans, as well as rules that support bi-directional power flows and plans for a pilot non-wires solutions program as an alternative to traditional infrastructure investments by mid-2020.
The regulatory reforms, which the governor’s office refers to as PACT, for Protecting Against Climate Threats, are slated for adoption by January 2022.
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