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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 20014. 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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Dawn of the Urban Microgrid—February 12, 2020

“We have to think about accommodating more and more renewable energy and distributed energy resources in the system. That means that we need to rethink the design and how the electric grid works.” Dr. Shay Bahramirad, Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEd

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Utility Goes Smart Grid—February 4, 2020

“With the pace of technological advances, we're going to continue to see lower and lower costs and better integration of renewable energy.” Maria Pope, President and CEO, Portland General Electric

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Dominion Goes Big with Offshore Wind, Methane Capture, E-School Buses—January 20, 2020

“It’s a brand-new industry in the United States. We do believe it’s ready for prime time.” Thomas Farrell, Chairman, President, and CEO of Dominion Energy

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Utilities and Agencies Need to Work Together—January 6, 2020

“It comes down to collaboration…to achieve the kind of objectives that we have for the future of our power system.” Elliott Mainzer, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration

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