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Host Marty Rosenberg talks with Green Mountain Power (GMP) president and CEO Mary Powell. Ms. Powell launched an ambitious energy vision to make Vermont a leader in sustainable energy by providing low carbon, low cost and reliable power to Vermonters. The company has built Vermont’s largest wind farm. GMP made Rutland, VT the solar generation capital of New England, and has installed smart grid technology across the entire utility infrastructure. Mary is leading an energy transformation, providing customers comprehensive energy makeovers that help them save money and use less energy. 



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With Matthew Ketschke

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“You're going to see more rooftop solar. Battery systems will be going on roofs and parking lots of buildings. The way our systems work--it's going to look a lot moe like cross-town traffic in midtown Manhattan.”

New Mexico Beyond Coal

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“Some feel we gave up money that rightly should have gone to shareholders... But we think the solution to climate change will require a compromise on everybody's part.”

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With Dr. Shay Bahramirad, Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEd

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“We have to think about accommodating more and more renewable energy and distributed energy resources in the system. That means that we need to rethink the design and how the electric grid works.”

Utility Goes Smart Grid

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“With the pace of technological advances, we're going to continue to see lower and lower costs and better integration of renewable energy.”

Dominion Goes Big with Offshore Wind, Methane Capture, E-School Buses

With Thomas Farrell, Chairman, President, and CEO of Dominion Energy

Jan. 20, 2020

“It’s a brand-new industry in the United States. We do believe it’s ready for prime time.”

Utilities and Agencies Need to Work Together

With Elliott Mainzer, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration

Jan. 6, 2020

“It comes down to collaboration…to achieve the kind of objectives that we have for the future of our power system.”

Embracing Sustainability

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“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.”

Plugging in to Small Nuclear Power

With Doug Hunter, CEO and General Manager, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)

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“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.”

EV's Rapid Growth in the Heartland

With Chuck Caisley, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Public Affairs & Chief Customer Officer, Evergy

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“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.”

Global Electric Change

With Audrey Zibelman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator

Oct. 25, 2019

“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.”

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