Annual NJUA conference to feature all-star cast of speakers, panelists

An all-star list of speakers and panelists highlights the annual New Jersey Utilities Association Conference, to be held May 29-30 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch.

Top officials from all of the major utilities in the state, as well as officials from the Board of Public Utilities, PJM and many more organizations, will be part of the event.

The conference, which will be moderated by journalists Tom Bergeron of ROI-NJ and Brian Thompson, recently retired from NBC, will feature one-on-one conversations with BPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.

For a complete list of panelists — or to attend or sponsor, click here.

A look at the agenda:

May 29

9:15 a.m.: Managing the Fast Pace of Change (a conversation with Christine Guhl-Sadovy)

10: Transforming the State’s Ratemaking Model

11:15: Women in Utilities — Leadership and Workforce Development

1 p.m.: Lunch with state climatologist David Robinson

2:30: The State of Cyber and Physical Security and AI (a conversation with Michael Chertoff)

3:15: Building a High Reliability Organization

4:15: What to Expect in the New Legislative Session

May 30

9:15 a.m.: Establishing the Grid Reliability Plan for N.J.’s Energy Master Plan

10: Utility Research and Innovation in Action

11:15 a.m.: Lessons Learned from ex-BPU Commissioners