New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities The law requires the Board to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services at reasonable rates for customers in New Jersey.

The Board of Public Utilities (“Board”) is the state agency with authority to oversee the regulated utilities, which in turn provide critical services such as natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television. The Board addresses issues of consumer protection, energy reform, deregulation of energy and telecommunications services and the restructuring of utility rates to enco

urage energy conservation and competitive pricing in the industry. The Board also has responsibility for monitoring utility service and responding to consumer complaints. The Board is considered a quasi-judicial body, meaning that it functions similar to a court or judge. Anyone may file a petition (or a request for action) asking the Board to consider a matter within its jurisdiction. Most often petitions are filed by the utilities, ratepayers or interested parties, but there are times when the Board will initiate a matter on its own. Once a petition is filed, the Board decides if it will retain the matter (which will become a case) or send the petition to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”). If the case is sent to the OAL, a judge will make an initial decision that the Board will ultimately accept, reject, or change. Regardless of whether the case is sent to the OAL or retained by the Board, the case goes through a legal process which may involve public hearings, briefs, discovery, and testimony. The parties involved include the petitioner, the Board’s staff, and often the Division of Rate Counsel (the state entity charged with representing the ratepayers and consumers of New Jersey). Others may ask to be involved as an intervener or a participant, but those parties must meet certain standards provided in the regulations (N.J.A.C. 1:1-16.3) to be granted that status. Members of the public are invited to voice their opinions at public hearings. Public hearings are listed on the Board’s website and notices of these hearings appear in newspapers. All evidence and arguments, and comments provided at the public hearings are made part of the record to ensure that the OAL judge and/or the Board is making an informed and impartial decision based upon the facts as presented by both sides. It is important that the public provide its input at the public hearings to ensure these comments are included in the record of the case. The case is then decided by the Board at one of its public agenda meetings. The Board will issue an order setting forth the reason for its decision. The Board’s decision may be appealed to the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Yesterday, NJBPU was in Passaic, NJ, for Passaic County Community Utility Assistance Day. Around 800 utility customers a...
11/30/2023

Yesterday, NJBPU was in Passaic, NJ, for Passaic County Community Utility Assistance Day. Around 800 utility customers attended this event to learn about assistance programs and options available to avoid utility shut-offs. Thank you Passaic City Mayor Hector C. Lora, Assemblyman Gary Schaer, NJBPU staff, & other state partners and elected officials who helped make this event possible.

Now through March 15th certain gas, electric, water and wastewater customers are protected from shut off of utility serv...
11/30/2023

Now through March 15th certain gas, electric, water and wastewater customers are protected from shut off of utility service through New Jersey’s Winter Termination Program (WTP). Assistance programs and utility payment plans are available. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3HRmj6b.

“Today’s announcement affirms New Jersey’s commitment to offshore wind and to meeting Governor Murphy’s clean energy goa...
11/29/2023

“Today’s announcement affirms New Jersey’s commitment to offshore wind and to meeting Governor Murphy’s clean energy goals.” - NJBPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy

The official website of the 56th Governor of New Jersey State, Phil Murphy.

On December 13th, NJBPU is hosting a Technical Conference to discuss the design of the program to implement the federal ...
11/29/2023

On December 13th, NJBPU is hosting a Technical Conference to discuss the design of the program to implement the federal Inflation Reduction Act Home Efficiency Rebate (HOMES) and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEEHR). All interested members of the public are invited to participate.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3RkxYQT

TOMORROW: Please join NJBPU at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ, from 10 am-3 pm, for Community Utility Assistance Day. L...
11/28/2023

TOMORROW: Please join NJBPU at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ, from 10 am-3 pm, for Community Utility Assistance Day. Learn more about assistance programs to help you with your utility costs. This is a FREE community event. https://bit.ly/3grMBNs

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps Low-income residents with heating and cooling bills. Renter...
11/28/2023

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps Low-income residents with heating and cooling bills. Renters who have their heating costs included in their rent may also qualify. Applications for LIHEAP are accepted from October 1st through June 30th.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3grMBNs

Do you need assistance paying your home energy bill? 🔌 💸New Jersey residents, please join NJBPU on November 29th at The ...
11/26/2023

Do you need assistance paying your home energy bill? 🔌 💸
New Jersey residents, please join NJBPU on November 29th at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ, for Community Utility Assistance Day. Learn more about assistance programs to help you with your utility costs. This is a FREE community event. Free parking available.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3grMBNs

Do you know the signs of a utility scam? NJBPU urges utility customers protect themselves against utility scammers by le...
11/25/2023

Do you know the signs of a utility scam? NJBPU urges utility customers protect themselves against utility scammers by learning the signs of potential scam activity.

⚠️ Be alert to those asking for payment by phone

📵 Never provide personal info, unless you are certain you are speaking to a utility representative.

🏠 Utility companies will never ask you to meet them at a home or business to collect payment.

Learn more: utilitiesunited.org

REMINDER: NJBPU’s Office of Broadband Connectivity invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comme...
11/24/2023

REMINDER: NJBPU’s Office of Broadband Connectivity invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments regarding a draft of New Jersey’s Digital Equity Plan. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3SmAk2x

📅 The deadline for comments on this matter is 5 p.m. on November 30, 2023.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe  !
11/23/2023

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe !

📅 SAVE THE DATE: Please join NJBPU on November 29th at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ, for Community Utility Assistance...
11/22/2023

📅 SAVE THE DATE: Please join NJBPU on November 29th at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ, for Community Utility Assistance Day. Learn more about assistance programs to help you with your utility costs. This is a FREE community event. https://bit.ly/3grMBNs

NJBPU is advancing the Murphy Administration’s priority to ensure high-speed internet access for all of New Jersey and i...
11/21/2023

NJBPU is advancing the Murphy Administration’s priority to ensure high-speed internet access for all of New Jersey and is seeking public comment on draft plans for two major broadband initiatives: the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Grant Program and the State’s Digital Equity Plan.
Read More: https://bit.ly/47H02Tz

NJBPU announced Year Four of the popular Charge Up New Jersey Program, its electric vehicle (EV) incentive initiative, f...
11/21/2023

NJBPU announced Year Four of the popular Charge Up New Jersey Program, its electric vehicle (EV) incentive initiative, fully committed all funds today, November 21, 2023.
Read more: https://bit.ly/3MPcede

⚠ Heavy rain is expected overnight and into Wednesday, with possible flooding. 🌧 Remember to:📱Charge phones fully🚙Don't ...
11/21/2023

⚠ Heavy rain is expected overnight and into Wednesday, with possible flooding. 🌧 Remember to:

📱Charge phones fully
🚙Don't drive through flooded areas
⚡️NEVER touch downed power lines
🗣️ Report outages immediately: bit.ly/2Y9Ytev

REMINDER: NJBPU’s Office of Broadband Connectivity invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comme...
11/21/2023

REMINDER: NJBPU’s Office of Broadband Connectivity invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments regarding New Jersey’s Initial Proposal Volume 1 of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Grant. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tVHujS

📅 The deadline for comments on this matter is 5 p.m. on November 29, 2023.

Are you cooking this Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving dinner can take hours to cook on stovetops and in ovens, increasing ener...
11/19/2023

Are you cooking this Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving dinner can take hours to cook on stovetops and in ovens, increasing energy consumption significantly. Incorporating energy-saving tips into your Thanksgiving preparation can help you save money on your utility bills.

Do you need assistance paying your home energy bill? New Jersey residents, please join the NJBPU on November 29th, at Th...
11/19/2023

Do you need assistance paying your home energy bill? New Jersey residents, please join the NJBPU on November 29th, at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ for Community Utility Assistance Day. Learn more about assistance programs to help you with your utility costs. This is a FREE community event.
https://bit.ly/3grMBNs

REMINDER: The Board meeting starts today at 10 a.m. Watch virtually https://bit.ly/47VEYcr  or join in person: Board Hea...
11/17/2023

REMINDER: The Board meeting starts today at 10 a.m. Watch virtually https://bit.ly/47VEYcr or join in person: Board Hearing Room, 1st Floor, 44 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ.

NJBPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy was honored to present Sustainable Jersey's 2023 Sustainable Champion Awards this ...
11/16/2023

NJBPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy was honored to present Sustainable Jersey's 2023 Sustainable Champion Awards this week. Congratulations to Atlantic Highlands, Woodbridge Township, and Madison Borough for receiving this award for your commitment to sustainability.

Christine Guhl-Sadovy, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, announced the Sustainability Champion awards at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon. NJ Clean Energy

Valarry Bullard and Joe Rivera from NJBPU's Office of Broadband Connectivity presented at the New Jersey State League of...
11/16/2023

Valarry Bullard and Joe Rivera from NJBPU's Office of Broadband Connectivity presented at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 2023 Annual Conference. Their panel explored New Jersey’s Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program and how NJ state municipalities can access funding to provide internet access and digital equity for their residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Learn more: https://www.nj.gov/connect/

Yesterday, Brandee Sullivan of NJBPU’s Division of Clean Energy, presented at the New Jersey State League of Municipalit...
11/15/2023

Yesterday, Brandee Sullivan of NJBPU’s Division of Clean Energy, presented at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 2023 Annual Conference, where she shared information about community energy planning and NJCEP’s grant programs available to help support NJ’s clean energy goals and reduce emissions.

New Jersey's Winter Termination Program (WTP) begins today. Starting November 15th through March 15th certain gas, elect...
11/15/2023

New Jersey's Winter Termination Program (WTP) begins today. Starting November 15th through March 15th certain gas, electric, water and wastewater customers are protected from shut off of utility service through WTP. Assistance programs and utility payment plans are available. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3HRmj6b.

Make the most of every moment! ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs save energy and last longer so they will be there to brig...
11/15/2023

Make the most of every moment! ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs save energy and last longer so they will be there to brighten your moments for years to come. 💡💡 Watch this video to see how others and learn how a simple change can help you save energy, money, and protect the climate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVCVU_9RwUY

Are you attending the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Annual Conference today through Thursday? Stop by NJBPU’...
11/14/2023

Are you attending the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Annual Conference today through Thursday? Stop by NJBPU’s tables, where our staff is on hand to answer questions about our clean energy programs available to New Jersey residents. Don’t forget to take one of our giveaways while you’re there!

Do you need assistance paying your home energy bill? New Jersey residents, please join NJBPU on November 29th at The Rom...
11/13/2023

Do you need assistance paying your home energy bill? New Jersey residents, please join NJBPU on November 29th at The Roman Palace in Passaic, NJ, for Community Utility Assistance Day. Learn more about assistance programs to help you with your utility costs. This is a FREE community event. https://bit.ly/3grMBNs

NJBPU’s Office of Broadband Connectivity invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments regard...
11/13/2023

NJBPU’s Office of Broadband Connectivity invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments regarding New Jersey’s Initial Proposal Volume 2 of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Grant.

The deadline for comments on this matter is 5 p.m. on December 8, 2023. Learn more: https://bit.ly/40AICWp

The Board wishes a Happy Diwali to all who are celebrating. May the festival of Diwali bring you endless joy and light.
11/12/2023

The Board wishes a Happy Diwali to all who are celebrating. May the festival of Diwali bring you endless joy and light.

We honor military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces for their sacrifice and service to our country. This   we are especi...
11/11/2023

We honor military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces for their sacrifice and service to our country. This we are especially grateful for our own NJBPU staff members who served.

As the temperatures continue to drop, stay comfortable during the fall 🍂 and winter ❄️ months with these energy and mone...
11/09/2023

As the temperatures continue to drop, stay comfortable during the fall 🍂 and winter ❄️ months with these energy and money 💸 saving tips.

REMINDER: NJBPU invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments on New Jersey’s Initial Proposa...
11/08/2023

REMINDER: NJBPU invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments on New Jersey’s Initial Proposal Volume 1 in connection with the BEAD Grant Program.

The deadline for comments on this matter is 5 p.m. on November 29, 2023. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tVHujS

Tomorrow, the New Jersey Office of Broadband Connectivity and National Telecommunications and Information Administration...
11/07/2023

Tomorrow, the New Jersey Office of Broadband Connectivity and National Telecommunications and Information Administration will host the next virtual New Jersey Internet for All Public Outreach Meeting at 12 p.m. Register now to learn more about digital equity in New Jersey and the next steps for NJ's Digital Equity Plan.
https://bit.ly/3SokGDU

NJBPU would like to thank nearly 200 job seekers who joined our Virtual Job Fair & Panel last week. If you couldn’t join...
11/06/2023

NJBPU would like to thank nearly 200 job seekers who joined our Virtual Job Fair & Panel last week. If you couldn’t join us but are interested in a career at the Board, please check out our current job openings. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3iaht5I

REMINDER: Please join the New Jersey Office of Broadband Connectivity and National Telecommunications and Information Ad...
11/05/2023

REMINDER: Please join the New Jersey Office of Broadband Connectivity and National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the next virtual New Jersey Internet for All Public Outreach Meeting on November 8th, at 12 p.m.
Learn more about digital equity in New Jersey and the next steps for NJ's Digital Equity Plan.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3SokGDU

NJBPU invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments on a draft of New Jersey’s Digital Equity...
11/03/2023

NJBPU invites stakeholders & members of the public to provide written comments on a draft of New Jersey’s Digital Equity Plan.

The deadline for comments on this matter is 5 p.m. on November 30, 2023.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3SmAk2x

11/02/2023
11/02/2023

Today’s decision by Ørsted to abandon its commitments to New Jersey is outrageous and calls into question the company’s credibility and competence. I have directed my Administration to take all necessary steps to ensure that Orsted fully honors its obligations.

I remain committed to ensuring that New Jersey becomes a global leader in offshore wind – which is critical to our economic, environmental, and clean energy future.

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