Under the article When utilities fight back: PSEG to New Jersey regulators: If you're so smart, you fix it!
, posted in SmartGridNews.com, Jesse Berst says “I think it's important to remind governors, regulators and other policymakers that they can't have it both ways. They can't demand better reliability in a hurry unless they also supply approvals and funding in a hurry.” That understanding has become obsolete as we have moved from the industrial economy to the new economy predicted by Alvin Toffler in his 1980 book The Third Wave.
In the Harvard Business Review article "The Work of Leadership," Ronald A. Heifetz and Donald L. Laurie explain that there is no way to fix it. They say what's needed is "...adaptive change—the sort of change that occurs when people and organizations are forced to adjust to a radically altered environment—they challenge the traditional understanding of the leader-follower relationship."
The damaged caused by the recent tropical storms is the evidence that neither utilities nor regulators can handle the situation, because the evidence shows that NJ faced a Type III situation, that can't be addressed with traditional Type I and Type II solutions. That classification was introduced by Heifetz back in 1994. To address those Type III problems, also known as wicked or systemic problems, what's needed is A complete and fully functional electricity restructuring, proposal
, which is centered on those kinds of problems.