The transmission of energy from source to ratepayer is a critical — yet often overlooked — dimension of the utility equation. From aging energy-infrastructure vulnerabilities to challenges presented by extreme weather, utilities are adapting with investment in grid resilience and storm hardening. What are the best choices in new transmission technologies and how can infrastructure improvements cost effectively meet New Jersey’s growing energy needs?
To answer those questions, NJ Spotlight convened a roundtable on March 16, 2018 — New Jersey’s Energy Future: Modernizing Energy Infrastructure. Participants included municipal officials who’ve wrestled these issues in a real-world setting, as well as experts from the industry, utilities, environmental organizations, and key unions.
Dawn Zimmer, former Mayor, Hoboken, New Jersey
Steve Corneli, Principal, Strategies for Clean Energy Innovation
David M. Daly, President and Chief Operating Officer, Public Service
Electric and Gas Co.
Tom Gilbert, Campaign Director, Energy, Climate and Natural Resources, New Jersey
Andrew D. Hendry, President and CEO, New Jersey Utilities Association
Buddy Thoman, President/Business Manager, IBEW, Local 94 New Jersey
Tom Johnson, Energy Writer, NJ Spotlight
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