TRENTON – The Board of Public Utilities approved a measure today that will advance two green initiatives in the state – one at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, and another project for the Somerset Hills School District.
St. Peter’s College will acquire two new, clean energy units to provide all electricity for the west wing of their campus, which is the equivalent of approximately 2,500 homes being heated and cooled.
The college will receive a rebate of approximately $328,000, and will see an annual savings of over $233,000, a BPU staff member told the board.
The Somerset Hills School District also received a $413,753 rebate for a new project that will result in a first-year energy cost savings of over $140,000.
“The Somerset Hills project is a great example of energy efficiency programs and how much money they can save municipalities and school districts,” said Robert Hanna, the president of the BPU. “The St. Peter’s College project is again a great example of combining heat and power.”