May 17, 2016

The College of New Jersey Library Auditorium

8:30-11:00 AM


Sponsorship Opportunities

Speaker Bios


The low density, single use land use model that has dominated New Jersey’s landscape for over a half-century is increasingly understood to be unsustainable and undesirable for the 21st Century Global Economy.  Likewise there is a growing demand for living in mixed-use neighborhoods with access to work space, entertainment, a variety of housing types, and public transportation. There is an increased interest and awareness that the suburbs should and can be retrofitted to be more efficient, resilient, and desirable.


In a similar vein, while tens of millions of dollars are being invested in the electric grid to be more resilient, portions of the grid are outdated and not keeping pace with technological advances that allow for improvements in consumer choice, access to clean renewable generation, affordability, and reliability.  Microgrids are likely to be a key element of a 21st century grid.


Redesigning the suburbs provide opportunities for this needed energy innovation.  How will the next generation of energy infrastructure align with New Jersey’s changing landscape?  PlanSmart NJ’s panel will discuss how changing development patterns and technology are driving changes in how we generate, distribute, transmit, and regulate electricity.


Please join our panel of experts for a lively discussion of how innovation in the electricity sector will work in concert with development opportunities to create more resilient and vibrant communities in New Jersey.



8:30 – 8:45      Registration and networking continental breakfast

8:45 – 8:50      Welcome – Ann Brady, PlanSmart NJ

8:50 – 9:15      A Vision for Energy Reform – Senator Smith

9:15 – 10:55      Panel Discussion and Response

Pam Frank, Gabel Associates, Moderator
Ted Borer, Energy Plant Manager, Princeton University – how and why micro-grids can work
Tom Lynch, KDC Solar – Micro-grids and the role of solar power
Steven Goldenberg, Esq. Fox Rothschild – what is allowed under the law
Kenneth Esser, Business Development Manager, PSEG – the utilities perspective

10:55 – 11:00      Closing Remarks – Ann Brady, PlanSmart NJ


We will gladly refund reservations until two weeks before the event.

We have applied for:

AICP CM Credits

NJ CLE Credits

RMC & CPWM Municipal Credits

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