New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

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State of New Jersey
Board of Public Utilities
Seal of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.svg
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Board of Regulatory Commissioners
Jurisdiction New Jersey
Headquarters 44 S. Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625
Employees 278
Agency executive
  • Joseph L. Fiordaliso, President
Parent agency New Jersey Department of the Treasury

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is a regulatory authority in New Jersey "with authority to oversee the regulated utilities, which in turn provide critical services such as natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television. The law requires the Board to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services at reasonable rates for customers."[1] NJBPU regulates natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications and cable television services. NJBPU's five-member Board addresses issues of consumer protection, energy reform, deregulation of energy and telecommunications services and the restructuring of utility rates to encourage energy conservation and competitive pricing in the industry. NJBPU monitors utility service and responds to consumer complaints.


NJBPU traces its roots back to 1910, with the formation of the Board of Public Utility Commissioners,[2] which then covered gas, electricity, water and communications, as well as railroads and interstate commerce. In 1977, NJBPU was placed within the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy. In 1994, NJBPU was moved to its current position within the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.

As of January 2018, Joseph L. Fiordaliso is the President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The other four Commissioners include Bob Gordon (April 2018 – present), Mary-Anna Holden (January 2012 – present), Dianne Solomon (June 2013 – present), and Upendra J. Chivukula (September 2014 – present). Joe Fiordaliso was nominated by Governor Phil Murphy.


  1. ^ vfisher. "Board of Public Utilities - About NJBPU".
  2. ^ "NJDARM: Collection Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-08-14.

External links

  • Official website

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