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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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Hawaii’s Pivot to Sustainability—September 28, 2023

“The office is going through an exercise of trying to think through and identify what resources the state does have, to make sure that the energy system remains available, even in, during strange or extreme weather events.” Stephen Walls, Deputy Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office

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Big Boost to Renewables’ Reserves—September 18, 2023

“We will be in a better position to integrate the valuable renewable energy that we get from solar and from wind because we will be considering all the possibilities and we’ll be prepositioning our system in the best way to cope with the variability and the uncertainty of these resources.” Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

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Wind Mystery and Grid Update at SPP—September 7, 2023

“On June 6 of this year at 10 o’clock in the morning, out of the 32,000 megawatts of nameplate wind capacity, only 110 megawatts of energy was actually produced.” Lanny Nickell, Executive Vice President and CEO, Southwest Power Pool

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One Trillion Dollars for Tomorrow’s Green Grid—April 8, 2023

“Whether or not enough is being done, time will tell. I know it takes a while to ramp up such large targeted investment and I know a lot of the utilities and the stakeholders are waiting for clear guidance from the federal government.” Sheri Givens, President and CEO, SEPA

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