With 2.7 million people without power following Sandy, some for up to two weeks, what can be done to make the state’s electric system more resilient in the event of extreme storms? It’s not going to be cheap. A recent report from a blue-ribbon panel suggests the state needs to invest close to $9 billion to make the grid more reliable.
Tom Johnson, energy writer, cofounder NJ Spotlight
Stefanie Brand, Director, NJ Office of the Rate Counsel; Dr. Edward Salmon, Chairman, NJ Energy Coalition; former President, Board of Public Utilities;Sara Bluhm, Vice President Environment, Energy & Federal Affairs, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA); Ralph LaRossa, President and CEO, PSE&G; Dennis Wilson, President, Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association