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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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Lights On, Puerto Rico! David Owens’ Career Capstone—November 13, 2020

“This is really about the future of Puerto Rico. This is about bringing jobs back to Puerto Rico, enhancing economic development, re-establishing businesses in Puerto Rico, getting Puerto Ricans employed.” David Owens, Vice-Chair, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

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Buildout of the Digital Grid - CenterPoint's Leading Edge—October 16, 2020

“The wholesale market is competitive, and the retail market is competitive, and so many entities can participate and it enables the real evolution of technology to come to the forefront and we make investments across the supply chain.” Kenny Mercado, Senior Vice President of Electric Operations, CenterPoint Energy

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Grid Evolution, Northwest Style—September 30, 2020

“The entire West is concerned about the ability to meet peak. Within the Pacific Northwest, that concern has, for a number of years, been more acute, but for us the arrow has been at red really going back to our 2015 electric supply plan.” Bob Rowe, President and CEO, NorthWest Energy

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Transmission Challenges in a Carbon-Free World—September 11, 2020

“There's an opportunity for the right investments, the right construction, and the ability to work towards...a carbon-free or reduced-carbon future.” Mark Gabriel who, CEO and Administrator, Western Area Power Administration

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