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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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Michigan Utility’s Sparkling Efficiency Gains—May 19, 2020

“We can optimize each individual home's footprint and therefore optimize the grid, optimize the demand curve for the whole state and reduce the peak which prevents the need to build replacement power plants for the coal plants that we're closing.”

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California Utility’s Big Pivot in Tumultuous Times—April 22, 2020

“Our longer-term strategy is to build a resilient grid that can provide more and more energy that fuels the economy and the society that we live in.”

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Smart Grid in the Age of Corona—April 9, 2020

“What smart meters have done is taken essentially a big meter reading contingent for us off of the street. They've been redeployed as linemen and elsewhere through the company. If you can imagine 10 million meters that need to be read once every month, our employees were literally touching every home, every business in the service territory on a monthly basis.” Joe Svachula and Eric Helt, Exelon Utilities

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NYC Plugs into Carbon-Free Era—March 19, 2020

“You're going to see more rooftop solar. Battery systems will be going on roofs and parking lots of buildings. The way our systems work--it's going to look a lot moe like cross-town traffic in midtown Manhattan.” Matthew Ketschke

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