Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz advocated for electric grid resilience with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) on August 26. He and Governor Christie announced a partnership between the Department, the Sandia National Laboratory, NJ Transit, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to create a microgrid to support the NJ Transit rail system during natural disasters. He then spoke at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, touching upon climate change and energy infrastructure resilience.