Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership map of represented states

States - CHP in New Jersey

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A significant percentage of the electrical generation in New Jersey takes advantage of its waste heat, at 20.5% of total generating capacity this is above the 8% national average in 2003. 20% of this capacity is in the industrial sector, 1.3% is found in the commercial market. Electrical prices are below the national average and have gradually fallen over the last 10 years. Natural gas has experienced price fluctuations along with the all other states in the region and seen prices climb 21.1% over the last 12 years. There has been quite a lot of CHP and distributed energy activity in the state to this point. There remains 16651MW of CHP potential within the state, the bulk of it within the industrial sector.

Installed CHP Capacity

Currently, New Jersey's CHP market generates 20.5% of its total energy market, amounting to a capacity of 3,426MW. This energy is primarily generated through 179 major CHP facilities. Commercial attributions account for 222.7MW of the total market through the use of 116 different facilities. The remainder is attributed to industrial and other uncategorized sectors, having 60 facilities producing 3,196MW and 3 facilities producing 1.8MW, respectively.

Potential Market for CHP

According to the NEW JERSEY COMBINED HEAT AND POWER MARKET ASSESSMENT, developed by ICF International for the Department of Energy, the technical potential for additional CHP in the state of New Jersey, primarily in existing industrial and commercial facilities, is close to 6,000 MW. The study, provided in the link below, also highlights the impact of incentives on the development of CHP in New Jersey.
[view study]

State Restructuring Activities

Status of State Electric Industry Restructuring from DOE EIA

State Energy Data System (SEDS)


Electricity Pricing

DOE EIA - Electricity Prices
(a variety of monthly and annual data is available at this site)

Natural Gas Pricing

Average natural gas rates in NJ graph

DOE EIA - Natural Gas Prices by State
(select residential/commercial/industrial in the "Data Series" box at top of this page)

New Jersey Links

Electric Utility Website:

CHP Requirements & State Support Programs Links
State Agency Contacts:

State Incentives for CHP
New Jersey offers funding thar can be used to enhance the financial viability of CHP projects. The current status of these programs is available at the New Jersey Clean Energy Program website or on the Board of Public Utilities'- Office of Clean Energy website.