ENVIRONMENT

How AC Electric plans on implementing the governor’s Energy Master Plan

BY Joanna Gagis, Producer/Correspondent |

As critics voice their concerns with Gov. Murphy’s Energy Master Plan draft, which aims to achieve 100% clean energy by the year 2050, public utilities are working to comply with it. The president of one of those public utilities, Atlantic City Electric’s Gary Stockbridge, spoke with NJTV News Correspondent Joanna Gagis about the company’s implementation plan.

Stockbridge says AC Electric has three initial high-priority items to get the program started: updating their current utility grid with AMI, or advanced meter infrastructure, focusing on energy efficiency programs and accommodating electric vehicle owners more sufficiently.

On the plan’s timeline, Stockbridge stressed the importance of being aggressive and facing the threat of climate change head on.

“We’re impressed with the aggressiveness with which we’re approaching the Energy Master Plan. We hope the implementation is equally as fast, we talked about the three [high-priority items] — it is going to be a 30-year journey, but we think we have to start quickly, especially on things like that,” said Stockbridge.

Atlantic City Electric is an underwriter of NJTV News.