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BPU awards $5 million in energy-efficiency rebates

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities doled more than $5 million in energy-efficiency rebates this week to eight facilities, spanning business, education and health care.

The money is distributed through the state’s clean energy program, which funds organizations upgrading their energy systems and adopting cleaner alternatives expected to save money in the long term.  

Among the recipients:

– The Atlantic Regional Medical Center, in Egg Harbor Township, will receive $1.05 million connected to building a 1.1-megawatt combined heat and power system that’s expected to save the center about $598,000 annually. Combined heat and power fuel cell technology is an alternative energy that generates heat and power from one source.

– The Vernon Township school board will receive a $772,000 grant for energy-efficiency upgrades installed in Vernon Township High School. The project is expected to save $442,000 annually.

– Princeton University will receive $500,000 for upgrading high-efficiency pumps and fans. The improvement is expected to save the school about $414,000 annually.

– The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will receive about $576,000 in energy upgrades expect to save about $173,000 annually, and Edison-based Mack-Cali Realty Corp. was approved for $821,000 for 80 projects estimated to save about $383,000 in annual energy costs. Those applicants were both approved under the state’s Large Energy User Pilot Program.

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