Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sam Wolfe exits NJ-BPU for private sector

Viridity Energy, which bills itself as "a smart grid company that transforms large energy consumers into virtual energy generators," today announced today that it has appointed Samuel A. Wolfe as Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs.

Viridity said Wolfe will work with RTOs/ISOs, state and federal regulatory agencies and legislators, and key stakeholders to improve the energy market environment for customers who actively manage their energy needs.

Wolfe served since 2006 as the Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities where he advocated for the state’s energy interests and supported renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. He wrote parts of NJ Energy Master Plan on electric generation and worked with FERC/PJM/USDOE to link transmission planning with NJ energy & environmental goals.

He also worked with NJ energy utilities on $250 million investment in energy efficiency and economic stimulus, worked with PJM to include energy efficiency in PJM capacity market, and helped to develop regulations to transition BPU solar program from rebates to market-based incentives and to support long-term contracts for sale of solar RECs.

From 2002 to 2006, Wolfe was Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where he managed Air Quality, Water Quality, and Environmental Safety programs.

He represented PSEG Services Corporation, from 1998 to 2002, as Environmental Policy Manager.

Wolfe has testified extensively on energy, climate change, and air pollution issues before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and state legislative committees.

He has a J.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an A.B. from Cornell University.

Headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, Viridity Energy was founded in 2008 by former executives of PJM Interconnection.

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