The Promise and Challenges of Energy Storage: NJ Spotlight Roundtable

NJ Spotlight News | September 30, 2019 | Roundtables, Podcasts
Finding the money to jump-start this crucial sector is one of the biggest hurdles to expanding energy storage in New Jersey
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Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Middlesex)

As New Jersey pursues its clean-energy agenda, the challenge of effective storage and distribution has emerged as critical to realizing the state’s renewable energy potential.

At an NJ Spotlight roundtable on Sept. 20 in Newark, a utility executive, energy-storage executives and a prominent lawmaker agreed that finding the money to jump-start a nascent but crucial sector is one of the biggest hurdles to expanding energy storage in New Jersey.

They also discussed other key questions, including:

  • Is New Jersey expanding energy storage solutions quickly enough to allow the scale adoption of renewable energy sources?
  • How can the state advance the deployment of energy-storage technologies without sacrificing any resiliency of the traditional power grid?
  • What role can microgrids play in enabling energy to be sourced and stored closer to where it will be used by consumers and businesses?
  • What kind of incentives may be needed to ensure the state will meet its 2021 energy storage mandates?


Opening remarks:

Victoria CareySenior Consultant and Project Manager, DNV GL



Alexandra Coleman, Director, Commercial Risk, Centrica Business Solutions

John DempseyManager of Transmission Development and Strategy, PSE&G

Tom Leyden, Senior Director, Distributed Systems, EDF Renewables

Mark Warner, Vice President, Gabel Associates

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Chair, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee, New Jersey General Assembly



Tom JohnsonEnergy Reporter, NJ Spotlight


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