Do I need to submit an application prior to starting my project?
Yes, the program requires pre-approval of all applications. Applications are subject to inspections prior to work starting as well. See question below for special circumstances. Once approved, you may start your work. Once you complete your project you can submit final documentation for payment.
If I purchased my equipment on or after July 1, 2021 (Program Launch), and have since installed the equipment, can I still be eligible for a rebate?
Yes, under certain conditions for prescriptive measures only. Program participants are encouraged to seek pre-approval before purchasing their proposed equipment to ensure it meets program requirements and eligible for incentives. If your equipment was purchased and the project was completed on or after July 1, 2021, and you did not obtain pre-approval, then you may apply for incentives no later than 180 days of project completion. (Completion is defined as all equipment being installed and operable). If your equipment was purchased prior to July 1, 2021, please see NJCleanEnergy.com for assistance.
If I have multiple energy efficiency measures, how do I apply?
The application form can accept multiple measures, or just a single measure.
After I submit my application, how do I know when I can start my project?
You will receive an approval notice. Additionally, the website will provide you with a status upon logging in to your account.
What if I do not see my equipment or technology type on the application?
For measures not included on the prescriptive list, please reach out to a program representative for assistance. The measure may be considered eligible for an incentive through the custom path.
What is the difference between Custom Equipment and Custom Building Improvements?
Custom equipment is energy efficiency measures that are unique or non-standard in design and not included in the prescriptive list (e.g. building management systems (BMS), industrial process improvements, electric chillers, data center systems); Custom Building Improvements include measures that improve the building’s envelope (e.g. energy efficient windows, high R-value insulation). Both of these measure types fall under the Custom Program and may be applied for in the same manner through the online portal.
Are LED fixtures replaced with LED fixtures of a lower wattage eligible for incentives?
What LED wattage and/or lumens should I be reporting on the online application?
The wattage and lumens are based on the Design Lights Consortium (DLC) or ENERGY STAR listing.
Is the lighting incentive based on the wattage reduced?
Prescriptive lighting is paid on a one for one fixture basis – for all but sign lighting. If 40 existing fixtures are replaced by 20 new energy efficient fixtures, the incentive is only available for the 20 fixtures that were installed.
How do I get paid once I complete my project?
Your project approval letter will contain instructions on the next steps including the list of documentation required for project verification and payment. Certain projects will undergo inspection prior to payment.
Can someone other than the customer sign the application?
No, applications must be signed by the customer.
What is the per customer and per facility incentive cap?
There currently is no defined cap in terms of incentives per year or per account customer however the program may implement these caps with or without notice and also reserves the right to approve or deny projects based on available funds.