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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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Electrification 2030 for the Empire State - Going Big on Offshore Wind—March 2, 2021

“The two big issues that we need to think about are resiliency, and cyber risk and physical security risk.” Gil Quiniones

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The ABCs of Electrification - Exelon Evolves in Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago and Beyond—February 15, 2021

“The utilities are going to be critical as we move into this new era of the energy company of the future.” Calvin Butler Jr., CEO Exelon Utilities

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Transcending Success – Southern Company’s Tom Fanning—January 29, 2021

“One of the greatest harbingers of future failure is past success.” Tom Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO of Southern Company

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The Googlization of Electricity—January 13, 2021

“We now want to have carbon-free energy every hour of every day everywhere at all times by 2030.” Raiford Smith, Energy, Analytics, and Markets Lead, Google

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