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A New Jersey energy consumer advocate

Consumers Helping Affect Regulation of Gas & Electric

Kin Gee

President

Kin was Co-President of the citizen group RAGE – Residents Against Giant Electric – that successfully opposed the proposed project by Jersey Central Power & Light ("JCP&L"), a First Energy subsidiary, to build a 10-mile long 230 kV transmission line through five towns in Monmouth County in central New Jersey.  After more than 18 months of legal proceeding, Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson issued a strongly worded decision and denied JCP&L’s petition.  In June 2018, the Commissioners of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ("BPU") voted unanimously to adopt ALJ Cookson’s decision in its final determination to deny JCP&L's petition.

 

While feeling thrilled and vindicated by the BPU decision, Kin and others were concerned that the egregious project could have been easily approved were it not for the efforts of RAGE and other intervenors.  Kin felt that the public has long been underrepresented in public policy discussions, the legislative process and the regulation of the energy sector.  As a result, he and others decided to form CHARGE to be the public voice for New Jersey’s 3+ million individual and small business energy consumers.

 

Kin and other RAGE leaders received a Joint New Jersey Legislative Resolution commending RAGE's efforts.  In addition, he was the recipient of Holmdel Township's 2017 Annual Volunteer Service Award.

 

Kin has been a New Jersey resident for over 30 years and spent most of his career in the private sector specializing in the insurance and banking sectors.