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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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Transmission Key to LA’s Renewable Goals—August 24, 2021

“Maximizing the local solar, storage, and demand response... regardless of what scenario we go with, we know that there’s a baseline of no-regrets transmission investment that we need to make.” Jason Rondou, Director of Resource Planning, Development and Programs, LADWP

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Los Angeles - A Global Energy Pioneer—August 6, 2021

“Not only are we doing right by Angelinos by leading the charge and really making sure that we are ushering in a clean and reliable and affordable energy system but we know that what we do in LA has reverberations way beyond our border.” Lauren Faber O'Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles

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California Braces for Fire, Massive Storage Deployments—July 26, 2021

“There’s just no way we’re going to be able to meet our clean energy objectives reliably without additional transmission resource diversification.” Elliot Mainzer, President and CEO, California Independent System Operator

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Securing the Grid, Addressing Energy Poverty at USEA—July 9, 2021

“Cybersecurity and security in general of the grid… are the key issues of the day and extremely worrisome.” Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director, United States Energy Association

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