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June 16, 2009

Re: New Information from the Division of Local Government Services on Energy

Dear Mayor:
As you may know, over the last six months the State has enacted new laws and programs providing local government's new authority and capability to reduce and improve their energy usage.

To support these initiatives, the Division is releasing three new Local Finance Notices providing guidance and formal direction on implementing these new opportunities.  Local units that are considering or implementing programs under these laws should review these Notices carefully and review them with the appropriate advisors or professionals.

The notices are:

2009-10 Contracting for Renewable Energy Services: Update on Power Purchase
Agreements (P.L. 2008, c.83), including BPU Guidelines as PDF and Excel

2009-11 Implementing an Energy Savings Improvement Program: P.L. 2009, c.4

2009-12 BPU Local Government Energy Audit Program: Streamlined Budgeting and
Contracting Procedures

The Division's website has added a section for Energy related issues which aggregates a number of links concerning these issues at

If you have any questions or concerns about this communication, please contact Deborah M. Kole, Staff Attorney, at the League, Ex. 137, or at

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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