Distributed Energy Opportunities and Challenges for Improving Reliability

A host of market forces has raised concerns about the uncertain future for the nation’s electric grid. Growing renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency improvements, combined with smart grid capabilities, however, can provide new options that can improve resiliency, reliability and financial incentives with distributed generation technologies. This session featured energy and grid experts who shared their expertise from a federal, regional, private sector and academic perspective and explored these complex issues before policymakers. They also discussed states' roles in meeting future challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s transmission and distribution system.

 
CSG Energy & Environment Public Policy Committee
September 21, 2013
 
A host of market forces has raised concerns about the uncertain future for the nation’s electric grid. Growing renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency improvements, combined with smart grid capabilities, however, can provide new options that can improve resiliency, reliability and financial incentives with distributed generation technologies. This session featured energy and grid experts who shared their expertise from a federal, regional, private sector and academic perspective and explored these complex issues before policymakers. They also discussed states' roles in meeting future challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s transmission and distribution system.
 
Presentation by Anne Hoskins, Visitor-in-Residence, Princeton University Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
 
 

Anne Hoskins
Anne Hoskins was appointed to the Maryland Public Service Commission by Governor Martin O'Malley in August 2013. Her term runs through June 2016. Prior to serving on the Commission, Anne served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University, conducting policy research on distributed generation and lecturing on energy and environmental issues. For the previous 18 years, Anne worked in the areas of energy, environmental and telecommunications policy and law through positions at Public Service Enterprise Group, Verizon Wireless, Bell Atlantic and as an associate in the law firm of McCarter and English.  Anne earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1994. She earned a Master's degree in Public Affairs in 1986 and a B.S. degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University in 1984.