NJ's Energy Future


EXPLORING POWER MARKET AND POLICY REFORMS

Friday April 13th 2018
Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment
Princeton University

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NJ's Energy Future


EXPLORING POWER MARKET AND POLICY REFORMS

Friday April 13th 2018
Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment
Princeton University

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Welcome to Princeton's Inaugural Spring Energy Conference!

 

Welcome to Princeton University Energy Association's inaugural student-run Spring Energy Conference, "NJ's Energy Future." Our energy future depends on the interplay of technology innovation, market forces, public policy (federal, state and local), and human behavior.  This is a dynamic sector and a dynamic policy environment, with huge implications for our economy, environment and energy security.  Our confirmed speakers thus far are:

Speakers will discuss options for the federal and state governments, the power market operator, and power companies to advance affordable, reliable and clean power in New Jersey.  They also will discuss how research and analysis at Princeton University could help inform public and private decision making in the power sector. 

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Find speaker biographies here.

Keynote Speakers

 

RALPH IZZO
President & CEO
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

KATHLEEN FRANGIONE
Chief Policy Advisor
Office of the Governor,
State of NJ

CHERYL LAFLEUR
Commissioner
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

 

REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS

 

LYNN LOO
Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment,
Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering
 

JEANNE FOX
Former President
NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU)

 

PANELISTS

 

Schedule of Events


*Times and locations are subject to change.

Schedule of Events


*Times and locations are subject to change.

 
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Maeder Hall is located on the corner of Olden Street and Prospect Avenue, on the south side of the Engineering Quadrangle. For a broader, accessible map of Princeton University's campus, click here (Maeder Hall is located at {J-K, 4} using the keys on the top and left sides of the page).

Parking will be in Lot-21. Maps and directions will be posted shortly.

 

Register


Register


EXTENDED DEADLINE: Tuesday April 10th 2018

Regular Admission: $80
Non-Princeton Students and Princeton Alum: $30
Complimentary Entry:

  • Princeton students, faculty, and staff
  • Government Employees
  • Employees of Contributors (PSEG, Customized Energy Solutions, ExxonMobil, Princeton Power Systems)
  • Speaker and panelist guests

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and access to all events.
You will receive confirmation and more information about how to purchase a ticket within 24 hours of completing the form.

Official school or company identification will be required at registration.
Speaker guests will be recorded on a separate list.

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Programming


Workshops, Tours, Career Fair

Programming


Workshops, Tours, Career Fair

Workshops

Commercialization of Solar and Electric Vehicles as the Next Step to Sustainability
Workshop 1 | 3:30pm | Maeder Hall Room 103

 Tom Leyden '77 (Senior Director, EDF Renewable Energy)

Tom Leyden '77 (Senior Director, EDF Renewable Energy)

 Mark Warner, VP Gabel Associations

Mark Warner, VP Gabel Associations

Tom Leyden '77, Director of EDF Renewable Energy, will discuss the history of solar commercialization, and recent progress and thoughts on a 100% renewable society. Mark Warner, VP of Gabel Associates, will present an overview of energy use in New Jersey, and survey opportunities and disciplines to achieve a sustainable approach to all energy use -- with EVs playing a significant role in New Jersey's move towards sustainability. Finally, Tom and Mark will provide thoughts and guidance on career opportunities in sustainable energy.

Read their biographies here.

Implementing A Pollution Fee and Dividend in New Jersey
Workshop 2 | 3:30pm | Maeder Hall Room 102

 Jonathan Lu, Former President of the Princeton Student Climate Initiative (PSCI)

Jonathan Lu, Former President of the Princeton Student Climate Initiative (PSCI)

Fossil Fuel emissions pose an urgent public health problem: fossil fuel combustion-related pollution contributes to 8,312 premature deaths annually in New Jersey. Sea-level rise alone is projected to force over 174,000 New Jersey residents to relocate by 2100. Clearly, we must take action to combat carbon and pollutant emissions, but an effective solution must balance the need to curb emissions with maintaining the health of New Jersey's economy. 

A pollution fee and dividend policy presents a simple, efficient solution to fossil fuel emissions, while promoting the economic welfare of citizens and businesses. This policy places a fee on emissions-generating fuels, making pollution relatively more expensive and adjusting the market to reflect the social costs of greenhouse gases and air pollution. This incentivizes economic actors to reduce emissions. Revenue collected under the fee will be returned to households and vulnerable businesses through dividends to assist with increases in energy costs, ensuring this policy protects low and moderate-income families. In addition, a portion of the collected fees may be used for investment in emissions-reduction programs and adaptation to the threats posed by carbon emissions, climate change, and a changing energy economy. 

Our research, prepared as a white paper for Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, demonstrates the viability of this policy in New Jersey, analyzing its previous implementations, anticipated economic effects, legal issues, and political feasibility. This research is already using making a tangible impact, serving as the foundation of our movement to help New Jersey join the momentum across the nation of state-level climate action. 


TOURS

 Photo Credits: Princeton University

Photo Credits: Princeton University

PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a national center for fusion and plasma research. Learn more here.

 Photo Credits: Princeton University

Photo Credits: Princeton University

SOLAR FIELD

"Sunshine on 16,528 photovoltaic panels located on 27 acres south of the lake delivered to campus via a 13KV power cable = energy we don’t have to produce or purchase. Even on a cloudy day, our solar field can produce enough electricity to power 7,800 laptops. Peak output of the system can reach 4.5 megawatts and produces between 5% and 6% of the university’s total annual electric use. " Learn more here.

More to come!


CAREER FAIR

Current representatives Include:

Stay updated for company descriptions and more representatives.

 Photo Credits: Princeton University

Photo Credits: Princeton University


FUNDING CONTRIBUTORS

Interested in contributing to our event? Email puea@princeton.edu to learn about the benefits.

 

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