New Jersey Clean Energy Workshop on September 19th from 8 – 10 am


On behalf of Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the Mercer County Office of Economic Development invites you to learn about energy resource programs that will help you become more energy efficient and improve your business’s bottom line!

This FREE WORKSHOP features presentations by the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, the Board of Public Utilities, the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and the Direct Install Program. A continental breakfast will be served.

Event Summary

Date: September 19, 2019,
Time: 8 a.m. — 10 a.m.
Location: The Boathouse at Mercer Lake | 334 S. Post Rd., West Windsor
Register: Ed Kemler 609-989-6555 |


Ewing Township and the Ewing Green Team Want Your Business to Get Funding!

Come to the Ewing Green Team’s October 23rd Seminar and learn how to save up to 70% using the BPU’s Direct Install Program for selected energy efficiency upgrades.

Replace your old furnaces, boilers, air conditioners and lighting systems with energy-efficient technology and the NJ Direct Install program will pay up to 70% up front of the total cost.

Direct Install is an offering of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Clean Energy Program designed for small commercial, institutional and municipal buildings. It identifies proven measures for reducing utility costs and replaces inefficient equipment with energy efficient alternatives. Direct Install will cover up to 70% of project costs when installed by the exclusive participating contractor for your county.

The program provides a free energy audit detailing annual energy savings and return on investment.  It pays for up to 70% of total cost to replace lighting and HVAC Units; LEDs, including exterior and pole lighting (HVAC units are High-Efficiency).  The exclusive participating contractor, Tri-State Light and Energy, takes care of everything from permits and installation to cleanup.  Minimal paperwork is involved.

Ewing Township and its Green Team support this program and will present a Direct Install workshop at the Ewing Senior and Community Center 999 Lower Ferry Road on October 23 at 7pm. You will hear from members of the Ewing Green Team, a representative of the Direct Install contractor, as well as some Ewing business owners who have already completed the program.

To Learn more

Contact Tri-State Light and Energy today to Schedule Your FREE Energy Audit – 610.789.1900 or contact Sandra Torres directly at 609.306.4980/

Some Ewing businesses that have received funding:

  • The Robbins Pharmacy – $49k
  • Heath Lumber Company – $50k
  • Mama Flores, Inc. – $25k
  • Mon Cheri, Inc. – $104k
  • Money Management Associates – $7k



Direct Install – Energy Savings for Small Businesses

Did you know that the State of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program has a program called Direct Install that allows business owners tap into state funds allocated for improving the environment, while at the same time offering quick investment paybacks?  The program offers grants of up to 70% of the costs for energy saving building upgrades for small and medium size businesses.  The program usually pays for itself and becomes a net revenue generator in 1-3 years, with savings lasting for decades.

Small business owners in Ewing should have received a letter from Mayor Bert Steinmann highlighting the both financial and environmental benefits of your benefits in this program.  Be sure to check it out below if you haven’t received yours.

Letter from Mayor Bert Steinmann about Direct Install program.

The Ewing Green Team also recently ran an energy seminar to educate local businesses about program details which featured Sandra Torres, Outreach Director from the approved Direct Install contractor for Mercer County, Tri-State Light and Energy  and a representative from the BPU, Mike Winka.    Attendees were most impressed with the program – the simplified paperwork, ease of participation and the savings available to fund these important energy upgrades that they did not know were available.  Participation in the program makes it financially easier to not only do your bit to help the environment but also improve your bottom line with long term energy savings.

You may have missed the seminar, but it is not too late to learn more about how to take advantage of this program and improve your bottom line at the same time.  Contact the EGT or the Tri-State Representative, Sandra Torres for more information.  Our Direct Install page also has more information about the program.  Become the next Sustainability Hero in our town.

Save the Date for EGT Upcoming Energy Seminar

Ewing Businesses – Learn How To Go Greener and Improve Your Bottom Line!

The Ewing Township Green Team will be hosting an energy seminar on June 3rd designed to help the local Ewing business community tap into state funds for energy upgrades while improving their bottom lines and helping the environment.  Ewing small business owners will learn about grants of 70% of the costs for energy saving building upgrades for small and medium size buildings that are available from the State of NJ through its “Direct Install” program.  “Direct Install” is sponsored by the NJ Board of Public Utilities [] and Clean Energy Program [] and helps business owners tap into state funds allocated for improving the environment, while at the same time offering quick investment paybacks.

Tristate Light and Electric Company [] is the exclusive contractor for “Direct Install” in Mercer County.   Ms. Sandra Torres of Tristate, who has years of experience working with business owners in other townships, will give the presentation. Ms. Torres will provide detailed information on how to save money by taking advantage of this funding.

The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday June 3 at 7pm at the Ewing Senior Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road.  For more information call Pete Boughton at 609-313-5021.