In August 2021, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“NJBPU”) launched the Administratively Determined Incentive (“ADI”) Program megawatt (“MW”). The program provides incentives to eligible solar facilities that are net metered residential, net metered non-residential 5 megawatts and eligible community solar on an interim basis. New registrations for each MW block are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until either (1) the MW block is fully subscribed or (2) the capacity allocation expires at the end of the Energy Year, whichever occurs first.
The NJBPU recently set ADI Program block allocations for Energy Year 2023 (“EY2023”), which runs from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. These MW block allocations are now in effect.
The EY2023 MW block allocations are as follows:
- Net metered residential projects: 150 MW
- Net metered non-residential projects (5MW and below): 150 MW + any unused EY2022 capacity
- Community solar: 150 MW
- Interim subsection (t): 75 MW, or approximately 3 months from the Competitive Solar Incentive (“CSI”) Program’s first solicitation, whichever occurs first.
The ADI Program will therefore carry forward without interruption. The Board has made no change to the ADI Program incentive values at this time.