Dianne Solomon is a Commissioner at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
The PUF team was warmly welcomed by those energy stalwarts charged with drafting and implementing Governor Phil Murphy's Energy Master Plan at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
It's serious work, but it's fun too, as you will hear Staff attest. And the New Jersey BPU is big, with some two hundred and twenty-five Staff, because in 2003 it established the Office of Clean Energy to help administer its programs. Talk about forward thinking.
PUF: Talk about your background and how that led to your becoming a Commissioner.
Commissioner Solomon: The reason that I became a Commissioner was because of my relationship with then-Governor Chris Christie. Also, because my husband served as President of the Board of Public Utilities.
At the beginning of his second term, Governor Christie was looking for someone to serve on the Board of Public Utilities. I had gotten to know the Governor because my husband worked for him at the U.S. Attorney's Office and later as President of the BPU. I had served on his transition team dealing with authorities, and the BPU.