New Jersey’s Energy Future: Modernizing Energy Infrastructure

NJ Spotlight | March 20, 2018 | Podcasts, Roundtables

Dawn Zimmer, former mayor of Hoboken
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.

Opening Address

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
Conservation Foundation

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

Listen to a podcast of this roundtable.

Presentations and Related Editorial

Steve Corneli: Leaping the Leader on Clean Energy Tom Gilbert: Investing in a Clean Energy Future

Mapping Out Requirements for Tomorrow’s Energy Infrastructure


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