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3-Sep-2014

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Contact: Tanya Klein
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New Jersey Institute of Technology
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NJIT to host US Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review public meeting on Sept. 8

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host a public meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 to receive stakeholder input to the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), an administration-wide effort to make recommendations regarding key infrastructure needed for transmission, storage and distribution of energy.

The Newark meeting will examine electricity transmission, storage and distribution in the eastern U.S. The meeting will include panel discussions on building and operating the appropriate amount of transmission infrastructure for future needs, coping with new challenges and opportunities related to distribution, and business models and regulations of regulated utilities. Following panel discussions, the public will have an opportunity to make statements.

The QER, officially launched by President Obama in January, is co-chaired by the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy, and includes representation from all relevant executive departments and agencies. DOE is playing a key role in development of the QER by providing policy analysis and modeling, and coordinating stakeholder engagement.

WHAT: Quadrennial Energy Review outreach section on infrastructure siting. For more information, visit http://energy.gov/epsa/downloads/qer-public-meeting-newark-nj-electricity-transmission-and-distribution-eastern

WHO: U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will provide opening remarks

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at 9 a.m. (Doors open at 8 a.m.)

WHERE: NJIT Campus Center Ballroom, 150 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07102-1982. For directions to the NJIT campus, visit http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php

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About NJIT

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to Payscale.com.



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