New Jersey Direct Install Program

October 21, 2022


The Direct Install program offers turn-key energy efficiency solutions to mid-sized industrial and commercial customers that did not exceed peak electric demand of 200kW over the preceding 12 months.

In order to qualify for the program, customers must generally receive electric or natural gas service from one of New Jersey's seven regulated electric and natural gas utilities -- Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, Rockland Electric Company, New Jersey Natural Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, PSE&G, and South Jersey Gas

Program Description

In total, the program may provide incentives of up to 70% of the cost of energy efficiency retrofits such as the installation of energy efficient HVAC equipment, lighting, refrigeration equipment, motors, variable frequency drives, and natural gas equipment. Actual improvements are based on the results of an energy assessment. Incentives are capped at $125,000 per project.

The program operates through a combination of activities performed by the program manager and a set of participating contractors. The participating contractors are responsible for performing the actual equipment replacement and reporting to the program manager. The program web site contains a list of participating contractors organized by the local area which they serve. After the completion of the project and approval from the program manager, the program manager will provide incentives directly to the contractor for up to 70% of the cost of the retrofit, whereupon the contractor will invoice the customer for the remaining balance. Customers must agree to allow the program manager to access the project site to perform pre- or post-award inspections.

*In cases where a customer receives only one energy service -- electricity or natural gas -- from a participating utility, only measures associated with the qualifying energy purchase (e.g., gas equipment if only natural gas is purchased from a participating utility) are eligible for incentives.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Jersey
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: Lesser of 70% of project costs or $125,000 per project
Total cap of $250,000 per entity per year
Eligible System Size: Participants must have a peak demand of 200 kW or less over the preceding 12 months. Boilers may not exceed 1,500,000 Btuh
Furnaces may not exceed 140,000 Btuh
Equipment Requirements: Must exceed baseline efficiency; all improvements are conditional upon results of energy assessment
Installation Requirements: All work must be performed by a participating contractor


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Federal Government
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of 70.00 % of cost, The incentive has a minimum of $125000.00


Name: New Jersey Clean Energy Program - Direct Install
Organization: c/o TRC Energy Services
Address: 900 Route 9 Noth, Suite 104
Woodbridge NJ 07095
Phone: (866) 657-6278

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.