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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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Ten Times Hotter than the Sun—January 30, 2023

“It will change everything (on the potential of fusion).” Laban Coblentz, Head of Communications, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

Creating Stars, Powering the World - Here Comes Fusion!—January 19, 2023

“What we’re doing here is essentially creating a miniature star in a lab, about the size of a human hair to half the size of the human hair.” Annie Kritcher, Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Here Come Residential Heat Pumps—December 22, 2022

“After incentives... that’s usually going to lead to a payback somewhere in the 7-, 8-, 9-year range.” Michael Sachse, CEO, Dandelion Energy

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Kansas City’s Massive Solar Ambitions—December 16, 2022

“We’ve got a huge asset here which is our land.” Brian Platt, City Manager

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