Who We Are
The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition
The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC) was formed in September 2009 as a nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation. Currently our membership consists of wind developers, solar developers, wind turbine manufacturers and nonprofit organizations dedicated to the growth of renewable energy technologies to improve our environment, diversify our electric generation portfolio, and boost economic development in the region. Our mission is to improve and enhance the opportunities for renewable energy development in ten of the jurisdictions in the PJM region in and around the Mid-Atlantic, which include: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The primary areas of focus of MAREC are to provide education and expertise on the environmental sustainability of wind and solar energy; offer technical expertise and advice to assist in understanding the operating and environmental impacts of integrating wind and solar into the electrical power system; and promote fair policies, rules and regulations to expand the region’s electric transmission system to accommodate the growth of renewable energy generation.
Our Executive Director
Bruce Burcat is an attorney with over thirty years experience in the utility and energy regulatory fields. He is responsible for MAREC’s efforts to promote the growth and development of renewable energy in its ten jurisdictions. Mr. Burcat joined the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition in 2010 as its Executive Director after serving for nearly fifteen years as the Executive Director of the Delaware Public Service Commission. In that capacity he was involved in all facets of utility regulation, including the restructuring of Delaware’s electricity market and the reintroduction of integrated resource planning for Delaware’s major electric utility. Prior to coming to the Delaware Commission, Mr. Burcat was an attorney for the New Jersey Division of the Ratepayer Advocate, where he managed the Division’s water and wastewater utility cases and also represented the Advocate in a number of energy cases. Before that position he served as a Senior Rate Attorney for General Waterworks Management and Service Company. Mr. Burcat is a graduate of the University of Delaware. He received his Law Degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and a Masters in Law (LLM) in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law.