Host Marty Rosenberg talks with Chuck Caisley who is the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs & the Chief Customer Officer at Evergy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light.
Kansas City has become one of the fastest-growing EV markets in the nation. Mr. Caisley explains the utility’s thinking, what it means for rapid renewable growth, the financial nitty-gritty behind it, why its a win-win-win situation, and how EV charging is like a visit to McDonald's.
About Chuck Caisley
Mr. Caisley leads the Energy Solutions and Public Affairs areas with responsibility for the company's small-scale generation projects, energy products and services, energy efficiency and demand response portfolio, community and customer strategy, communications, marketing, economic development, governmental affairs and public relations.
With Matthew KetschkeMarch 19, 2020
“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.”
“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.”
With Dr. Shay Bahramirad, Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEdFeb. 12, 2020
“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.”
With Maria Pope, President and CEO, Portland General ElectricFeb. 4, 2020
“With the pace of technological advances, we're going to continue to see lower and lower costs and better integration of renewable energy.”
With Thomas Farrell, Chairman, President, and CEO of Dominion EnergyJan. 20, 2020
“It’s a brand-new industry in the United States. We do believe it’s ready for prime time.”
With Elliott Mainzer, Administrator, Bonneville Power AdministrationJan. 6, 2020
“It comes down to collaboration…to achieve the kind of objectives that we have for the future of our power system.”
With Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President & CEO, PSEGDec. 19, 2019
“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.”
With Doug Hunter, CEO and General Manager, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)Dec. 9, 2019
“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.”
With Mary Powell, President and CEO, Green Mountain PowerNov. 15, 2019
“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.”
With Audrey Zibelman, CEO, Australian Energy Market OperatorOct. 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.”