Kevin Nedza is Director of Special Projects, and Chance Lykins is Director of Government Affairs, 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: Kevin, talk about your background and how you ended up here.
Kevin Nedza: My background was in legislation. I worked here in the State House. I started as an intern and I was here seven and a half years working for the Legislature.
There was a position open at the Board of Public Utilities about four years ago, and they needed a legislative guy. At the Board they can teach you how the utilities work and how their side works, but how the legislative process works over here, they can't teach you that. I didn't have the utility background at the time, but I had a legislative background, so they hired me, and I handled the legislative work here as legislative liaison for about three years.