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Grid Talk is a podcast featuring the leaders and innovators shaping the 21st century grid. Hear the stories—in their own words—of how they are meeting the challenges and transitioning their businesses to operate successfully in a new era of evolving markets, changing regulations, higher customer expectation, increasing cybersecurity threats, demands for cleaner energy sources, growing customer-owned generations and emerging technology. The podcast is part of Department of Energy’s Voices of Experience, an initiative that supports grid modernization by sharing insights, lessons learned and advice on operating in a rapidly evolving industry.

About the Host

Grid Talk is hosted by award winning, energy journalist Marty Rosenberg. For nearly 40 years, Marty has been covering business, energy, finance, and technology. He was the Editor-in-Chief for EnergyBiz from 2004 to 2014. EnergyBiz was an award-winning national publication covering energy and utilities. Marty has been published in multiple media outlets including the New York Times and USA Today. Marty plugs into the industry knowledgebase to deliver critical information about the opportunities and challenges facing utilities today. The result is engaging conversations about modernizing our electric grid.

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States Get Ready for Fed Grid Spend—July 8, 2022

“There is a tremendous amount of innovation being supported in the utility space at both the federal and state level.” Dianne Solomon, Member of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Chairman of NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure

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Here Comes the Energy Storage Revolution—June 24, 2022

“We have to deal with the intermittency. And nobody wants green electricity that’s only available part-time; they want it all the time, so that means storage.” Don Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT

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Nuclear Renaissance Ahead—June 3, 2022

“Imagine nuclear really forming the backbone of that clean-energy, highly-reliable grid upon which the intermittent resources can also be added.” Maria Korsnick, President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

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LA’s Bold, Equitable Energy Vision—May 18, 2022

“Everything will be looked at from a prism of equity so that we monitor it on a regular basis and report to our communities whether we have met our equity targets.” Simon Zewdu, Director of Transmission Planning, Regulatory Processes and Innovation, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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