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.
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, Huffington Post 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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“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
“We view ourselves as an energy infrastructure company and not as someone who lives to pump greater volumes of gas or electricity to our customers.” Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President & CEO, PSEG
“We think it’s a game changer. We think this is a market-based solution for greenhouse gas in the electric sector around the world.” Doug Hunter, CEO and General Manager, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)
“This is kind of a triple play. It's a win for the environment; it's a win for our shareholders, and it's a win for our customers from a cost perspective.” Chuck Caisley, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Public Affairs & Chief Customer Officer, Evergy
“We're very excited about this because this is the opportunity for customers to completely transform their relationship with energy by going with solar, with storage, with an EV and bundling it all into one price and bundling it all into, you know, what we all know as subscription pricing.” Mary Powell, President and CEO, Green Mountain Power
“We have to be prepared that for the resources that come in, they are very different than the resources that are leaving, and they require different types of network capability, and that has to be addressed in advance, not after the fact.” Audrey Zibelman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator
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