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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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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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Surging EVs and An Ongoing Fire Threat - San Diego Utility Responds—June 24, 2021

“The holy grail is really long-duration energy storage that can really provide backup power during extended power outages and help to synchronize the supply and demand across the seasons.” Caroline Winn, CEO, San Diego Gas & Electric

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Massive Puerto Rico Grid Modernization Underway—June 4, 2021

“We will be administering the deployment of the FEMA funding to rebuild what is desperately needed here in Puerto Rico in terms of a badly dilapidated and damaged … transmission and distribution …” Wayne Stensby, President and CEO, LUMA Energy

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Hawaii All-in on Solar - Goes Big on EVs—May 24, 2021

“We have to get ready for a lot more provision of electricity because we’ll be providing electricity not to just the normal parts of the economy - but now if transportation starts switching over to use electricity as a fuel, we’ll have to be prepared to provide that as well.” Connie Lau, President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries

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