NJ Clean Energy Conference

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New Jersey Clean Energy Conference: Charting the Path to 2050

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April 6-7, 2020
Harrah's Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ

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.

Conference Details

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April 6, 2020 | Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
  Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  Leadership Awards: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

April 7, 2020 | Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

View the conference agenda. More details to follow.


Early Registration Fee: $175.00 per person (on or before March 4, 2020)
Regular Registration Fee: $200.00 per person (March 5, 2020 - March 30, 2020)

Public Employee Discount Fee: $100.00 per person (must register by March 30, 2020)
Student Discount Fee: $75.00 per person (must register by March 30, 2020, and present student ID at the conference)

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


Cancellation Fee: $35.00

Advance registration will close on March 30, 2020. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as space permits.


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.


To book online, please visit: https://book.passkey.com/go/sh04bu0M

To book via phone, please call: 888-516-2215 (8a.m.-2a.m. EST seven days a week) and mention Group Name: Clean Energy Conference / Group Code: SH04BU0


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 on April 6 ($50 admission fee applies if not registered for full conference).

Nominations for Leadership Awards

If you know someone who is deserving of recognition for their efforts toward New Jersey's clean energy goals, please complete the nomination form and let us know! Winners will be recognized at our Leadership Awards Reception following the last breakout session on April 6. Awards will be in the following categories (click on the category name to view the description):

Business Leader of the Year

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.

Comprehensive Project of the Year

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.

Local Government Partner of the Year

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.

Market Innovator of the Year

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.

Trade Ally of the Year

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.

Clean Energy Education Facility of the Year

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.

About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Division of Clean Energy

NJ Board of Public Utiliies Clean Energy Program

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. This process includes drafting a plan or plan update, facilitating public comment, working with Rutgers Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) to develop and update the date needed to support the plan and monitoring, and reporting on plan implementation. For more information, and to view the 2019 Energy Master Plan, please visit www.nj.gov/emp.