Distributed Generation: The Wave of the Future

New Jersey’s power grid — particularly in the northern part of the state — is among the most congested in the country, adding huge costs to consumers’ electric bills. Developing new, more efficient power plants to serve local facilities — while continuing to deploy solar systems — is one way of dealing with the problem. This approach could also prevent outages at critical facilities, like hospitals and water treatment plants.

Moderator:
Tom Johnson, energy writer, cofounder NJ Spotlight

Panelists:
Gearoid Foley,New Jersey Director, Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center,U.S. Department of Energy; Pamela Frank, vice president, Gabel Associates, LLC;
Bob Kudrick, Manager, Business Development for Combined Heat and Power, Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources; Stephen Poniatowicz, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Marina Energy; Jeff Perry, Chief Development Officer, Veolia Energy North America