Power Generation - Small Capacity Generators < 500 kW
The NJDEP’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) regulations at N.J.A.C. 7:27-8.2(f)1 provide the opportunity for a micro turbine or reciprocating engine power generation system, with a capacity less than 500 kW and determined to be an insignificant source of emissions, operate in New Jersey without requiring an air permit.
To receive such a permit waiver from DAQ, an applicant must submit a performance verification report from an acceptable independent third-party verification entity to BES. One such entity is the New Jersey Corporation of Advanced Technology (NJCAT), which currently has a performance partnership agreement with NJDEP, in accordance with the Energy and Environmental Technology Verification (EETV) Act at N.J.S.A. 13:1D.
BES facilitates the independent performance verification of these devices by collaborating with NJCAT, DAQ and applicants to adopt/develop appropriate protocols for testing the devices to obtain and evaluate the required performance data. Upon successful completion of the performance verification process, BES will work with DAQ to issue the appropriate documentation confirming that the respective power generation devices do not require air permits for operation in New Jersey.