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Energy Rebate Program for NJ Data Centers

Posted on June 9, 2009 by James Cerwinski

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program provides energy rebates for custom projects that reduce energy consumption by at least 25,000 kWh per year. The custom project program is for projects beyond standard projects such as upgrading a HVAC. It can cover projects such as server virtualization and deploying a data center energy management system that will turn off systems at scheduled times provided the energy savings is predicable, documented and meets all other program criteria.

The program is funded and governed by the State of NJ and the BPU. The total clean energy program is funded at $90 million for 2009. This program is state wide and not limited to a specific utility.

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program provides energy rebates for custom projects that reduce energy consumption by at least 25,000 kWh per year. The custom project program is for projects beyond standard projects such as upgrading a HVAC. It can cover projects such as server virtualization and deploying a data center energy management system that will turn off systems at scheduled times provided the energy savings is predicable, documented and meets all other program criteria.

The program is funded and governed by the State of NJ and the BPU. The total clean energy program is funded at $90 million for 2009. This program is state wide and not limited to a specific utility.

The rebate is the the smaller of:

80% of the incremental project cost or a buy down to 2 year project payback.

All projects must be approved prior to start. Application approval is not guaranteed and can take up to 2 months.

In order to submit a project for review complete:

Custom Electrical Equipment Application

Custom Project Data sheet

Please comment if you have had any experience with this program.