As of March 11, we are postponing the 2020 New Jersey Clean Energy Conference.
We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19 and given that attendees' safety is our #1 priority. We plan to reschedule the conference and are currently identifying new conference dates. We appreciate your patience as we confirm and communicate the updated details. To register for email updates, sign up for NJBPU updates: https://www.nj.gov/bpu/about/contact/subscribe.html
For more information, please check out this FAQs document.
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Through New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's leadership, New Jersey is poised for monumental transformation that will propel our state into a clean energy future that will grow the economy, mitigate the impacts of climate change reduce energy use, improve the health of our communities, and make New Jersey stronger and fairer for generations to come.
At the 2020 New Jersey Clean Energy Conference: Charting the Path to 2050, learn from industry experts, state and federal leaders, and advocates about how your home, town, and business can benefit from clean energy; take a closer look at the state's innovative Energy Master Plan (EMP); discover incentive programs that will help move the public and private sectors toward the EMP goals; understand how solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency can benefit your community, particularly environmental justice and low- and moderate-income communities; and join conversations about how we can move together toward a clean energy economy and future that works for everyone.
This conference is geared toward anyone who cares about how New Jersey can be part of the Clean Energy Future. We anticipate that industry, experts, policy makers, environmental advocates, community leaders, and government employees will all be interested in learning more about the Energy Master Plan and the policies and programs that are helping us chart a path to 2050.
We are currently identifying new conference dates. As soon as the new dates have been determined, all attendees, sponsors, and vendors will be notified and re-confirmed. If you were not already registered for the conference and wish to be notified when the new dates are confirmed, please sign up for email updates at https://www.nj.gov/bpu/about/contact/subscribe.html.
Early Registration Fee: $175.00 per person
Regular Registration Fee: $200.00 per person
Public / Non-Proft Employee Discount Fee: $100.00 per person
Student Discount Fee: $75.00 per person
Leadership Awards Networking Reception Admission Fee Only: $50.00 (only applies if you are not registered for the conference)
Walk-in Registration Fee: $250.00 per person
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE (see below)
Cancellation Fee: $35.00
Harrah's Conference Center, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Click here for map and directions.
Harrah's valet or self park are available.
We have cancelled all hotels rooms within the conference room block. If you registered with an email address you will receive an email notification. If an email was not supplied, you may call Harrah's to confirm that your room has been canceled. If you booked a hotel through a third party or using travel points, you must cancel your reservation according to those terms and conditions.
More information about hotel accommodations for the new dates of the conference will be posted once those dates are confirmed.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees on both days of the conference. Join us for a networking reception to celebrate our Leadership Award winners ($50 admission fee applies if not registered for full conference).
Purchasing an ad in the conference brochure is another great way to enhance your organization's visibility in front of conference attendees and speakers. All advertisers must also register if they wish to attend the conference.
Be sure to get a booth at our tradeshow to showcase your products and services to all the conference attendees.
The nomination period for the NJ Clean Energy Leadership Awards has ended. Awards will be in the following categories (click on the category name to view the description):
Some businesses demonstrate clean energy leadership by setting higher standards for their industry with a dedicated focus on energy efficiency and renewable technologies. The Business Leader Award recognizes the organization that sets solid goals and follows through with real solutions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. The Business Leader of the Year also recognizes the importance of promoting the message of saving energy to workers and driving a corporate culture shift that extends to employee homes.
One of the most effective methods for reducing energy consumption in new building construction and renovations involves the use of whole-building design when evaluating measures alternatives. The Comprehensive Project of the Year recognizes the New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™ participant that designs and implements an effective package of energy efficiency and/or renewable energy measures that results in significant carbon footprint reductions because of its whole-building planning approach across multiple building systems.
Becoming a green community involves much more than addressing the buildings owned and operated by the local government. It involves a culture change among the people who live and work in that community. The Local Government Partner Award recognizes the role our local government officials play in promoting the conservation-minded use of energy to the residents and businesses in their community. They demonstrate the utmost commitment to spreading messages about adopting clean energy measures and building awareness of programs that reduce energy usage.
The development of new and improved technologies, systems, and processes is a critical driver toward our 100% clean energy future. The Market Innovator Award recognizes an organization or individual that has introduced a viable new solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across large numbers of residential, businesses, and/or government facilities.
One of the traditional barriers to wide acceptance of clean energy solutions in homes and businesses is the difficulty of finding qualified organizations with the knowledge and skills to design, produce, and implement those solutions. Open to suppliers, retailers, designers, and installers, the Trade Ally of the Year award recognizes an organization that supports clean energy infrastructure and creates green jobs in the process.
Today's students are tomorrow's business and public policy leaders. The Clean Energy Education Partner of the Year award recognizes a K-12 school, college, or university (public or private) for implementing far-reaching energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in its facilities.
This conference is being presented by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and its Division of Clean Energy. The Division of Clean Energy manages and coordinates cross-cutting issues within the NJBPU related to energy and economic development. The Division is comprised of a variety of offices and also oversees numerous projects and initiatives, including:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)
NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about NJBPU, visit our web site at www.nj.gov/bpu.
Clean Energy Program (CEP)
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™ (NJCEP), administered through the Division of Clean Energy, promotes energy efficiency programs and the development of clean, renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, combined heat and power(CHP), and sustainable biomass. The goal of the CEP is to lower energy costs, reduce demand for electricity, emit fewer pollutants into the air and create jobs. Through its programs, the CEP offers education, outreach and financial incentives to residential, commercial businesses and industry, schools and governmental customers. For more information, please visit www.njcleanenergy.com.
Energy Master Plan (EMP)
Governor Murphy released the updated Energy Master Plan on January 27th. This document will serve as the guiding document for policymakers. The Division of Clean Energy is responsible for the coordination of the EMP. For more information, and to view the 2019 Energy Master Plan, please visit www.nj.gov/emp.