New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Welcomes New Commissioner, Dr. Zenon Christodoulou
Trenton, NJ.—Dr. Zenon Christodoulou is the newest Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), replacing Commissioner Upendra Chivukula.
“I look forward to working with Zenon,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “This is an exciting time to be a member of the Board as we move forward with an aggressive clean energy agenda which is aimed at fighting the ravages of climate change.”
“Zenon will be an important voice in the room as we deliver upon our core mission of providing safe, reliable, and affordable service for our rate payers and continue working to achieve Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050. This summer’s extreme weather reminds us that the severe impact of climate change is upon us and we must take action.”
Dr. Christodoulou joins NJBPU at a crucial time in its history. The Board has been implementing Governor Murphy’s clean energy initiative with a goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050 to bring the State into a clean energy future. He will join his fellow Commissioners in deciding on the direction of key programs in offshore wind, energy efficiency, solar and electric vehicles as well as the Board’s primary role as the State’s utility regulator.
“This is an extremely important time to be part of NJ’s climate change solution,” said Commissioner Christodoulou. “I look forward to contributing to the many wonderful initiatives the Board is currently undertaking and to those yet to be developed. It is critically important that we remain conscious of the impact that our policies have on New Jersey’s ratepayers, while fostering an environment that supports the clean energy revolution.”
Dr. Christodoulou has had a long and distinguished career in business and academia. He has been a management consultant in various industries and has owned successful businesses in print manufacturing, graphic design, the restaurant industry, and the media sector. Additionally, he teaches as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University educating undergraduate and graduate business students in areas as diverse as organizational behavior, innovation, economics, and strategy development. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Raritan Valley College.
Dr. Christodoulou earned his doctoral degree from the Pace University Lubin School of Business in Management Science, his MBA from Fordham University in International Finance and Management, and his BA from Rutgers College in Economics and Philosophy. He also sits on the board of many cultural and philanthropic organizations within the state and nation.
New Jersey’s newest NJBPU Commissioner will be joining President Fiordaliso and Commissioners Mary Anna Holden, Dianne Solomon and Bob Gordon.
About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)
NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about NJBPU, visit our website at www.nj.gov/bpu.
About New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)
NJCEP, established on January 22, 2003, in accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA), provides financial and other incentives to the State’s residential customers, businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers’ energy bills and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is www.NJCleanEnergy.com.