IEPNJ actively advances its members’ interests, striving to assure that energy, environmental and tax policies in New Jersey and the region continue to encourage the development and operation of a competitive, stable power generation industry.
Since its founding in 1992, IEPNJ has accomplished much in these areas to help enhance the position of generators in the state. IEPNJ has achieved a wide range of accomplishments, including the following:
IEPNJ served as a key facilitator in the State’s evaluation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, including coordination of discussions among DEP and affected generators. On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Final Rule on Clean Power Plan (CPP). The goal of the plan is to reduce
IEPNJ submitted comments on the CSAPR Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS to support cogeneration and a reasonable NOx allocation methodology. On February 1, 2016, IEPNJ submitted comments on the proposed update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Starting in 2017, this proposal
IEPNJ successfully achieved advantageous settlement provisions in the Exelon/Pepco merger. In September 2014, IEPNJ was granted intervenor status in the Exelon/Pepco merger proceeding to ensure that any merger settlement protects New Jersey’s wholesale generation market. IEPNJ’s motion focused on the potential competitive effects of the merger. IEPNJ was an active participant to assure that Exelon/Pepco
IEPNJ successfully advocated for provisions to protect BGS Suppliers from the increased costs associated with PJM’s Capacity Performance proposal. On November 24, 2014, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) issued its 2015 Basic Generation Service (BGS) Order. A key development in the auction process was the BPU’s decision to allow BGS suppliers to
IEPNJ successfully advocated in the RGGI lawsuit to protect the interests of IEPNJ members and avoid retroactive harm. On May 26, 2011, Governor Christie announced that New Jersey would be withdrawing from the RGGI program. On June 6, 2012, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Environment New Jersey (Environment NJ) filed a lawsuit against
IEPNJ worked closely with DEP to get clarification on the air permitting process. IEPNJ worked with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to obtain clarity regarding the requirements and process to modify a Title 5 air permit. This included what process changes, equipment modifications, or other changes trigger a major or minor modification