Past Event

The 2018 Northeast Legislative Climate Energy Summit:

May

11
May 11, 12:00 am –
May 12, 2018, 12:00 am

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

Credit: Princeton University, Office of Engineering Communications, Frank Wojciechowski (2018)

The summit convened more than 70 state officials, staff, industry experts and Princeton faculty for a full day of panel discussions focused on enhancing the sustainability of the region’s energy economy. The conference was organized by the CSG/ERC Energy & Environment Committee, and co-sponsored by the Princeton Office of Public Affairs and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Post-Conference Materials

From the Princeton Office of Communications:
Princeton hosts ‘Northeastern Legislative Climate and Energy Summit’ to discuss regional carbon reduction

 


Available Presentations and Videos

OPENING KEYNOTE

Achieving A Low-Carbon Energy System In The Northeast

Moderator:
New Jersey State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Chair, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee

Keynote Speaker: 
Robert Socolow, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus; Senior Research Scholar, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

The Future of Nuclear Power

Moderator:
Connecticut State Representative Lonnie Reed, House Chair, Energy and Technology Committee

Speakers:
Peter Sena, President and Chief Nuclear Officer, PSEG Nuclear
Jake Smeltz, Chief of Staff to State Senator Ryan Aument, Pennsylvania
Susan Tierney, Senior Advisor, The Analysis Group
Stephen Bennett, Manager, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, PJM Interconnection

ELECTRICITY-SYSTEM REFORM

Moderator: 
Katie Dykes, Chair, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Speakers:
Macky McCleary, Administrator, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. Presentation: Guiding the Future of Rhode Island’s Electric Grid
John Rhodes, Chair, New York Public Service Commission
Alex Trautner, Section Manager, REV Demonstration Projects, ConEdison. Presentation: Evolving the Utility Business Model 

LUNCH BREAKOUT SESSIONS

PROMOTING INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES

Moderator: Bob Gordon, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Speakers:
Alain Kornhauser, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering; Director of the Program in Transportation, Princeton University.
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center.
Robert Stewart, Manager, Smart Grid & Technology, Pepco Holdings.

BUILDING RESILIENCE FOR COMMUNITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Moderator: Massachusetts State Senator Marc Pacheco, Senate President Pro Tempore
Speaker: Guy Nordenson, Professor of Architecture and Structural Engineering, Princeton University. Presentation: Coastal Adaptation by Design

 

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