The Promise and Challenges of Energy Storage: NJ Spotlight Roundtable

NJ Spotlight | 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
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

 

Panelists:

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

 

Moderator:

Tom JohnsonEnergy Reporter, NJ Spotlight

 

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Energy Storage Key to Clean Energy,  Finding Cash is Key to Clean Energy Storage

WATCH NJTV’S VIDEO OF THE ROUNDTABLE

 

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