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.
Tom Johnson, energy writer, cofounder NJ Spotlight
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