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Denmark Pioneers Vast Expansion of Wind Power via Two Energy Islands

February 14, 2023

“It definitely takes some braveness from the politicians to start these projects where a lot of the technology is still new or untested when they are taking the decisions.” Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Vice President, Energy Islands, Energinet

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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

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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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Dramatic Fed EV Charging Expansion

October 18, 2022

“It’s going to unlock nationwide travel with respect to EVs.” Nick Voris, Senior Manager of Electrification, Evergy

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Austin Seeks Equity for Electric Customers

September 29, 2022

“When we are looking at moving forward and reaching those carbon-free goals, affordability is part of that equation, and it’s really important for us that we address the customers who are most vulnerable within our community.” Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy,

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Enel of Italy Leads a Surge in US Renewables

September 23, 2022

“We have expectations of adding at least two gigawatts per year of additional renewable development.” Mona Tierney-Lloyd, Head of U.S. Public Policy at Enel North America

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Grid Italian Style - ENEL Defines the Future

September 13, 2022

“Without a doubt we are the most digitized distribution company in the world. We are the absolute leader in this field.” Antonio Cammisecra, Head of the Enel Grids

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Microgrids Blanket Alaska - Prime US Testbed

August 22, 2022

“I see microgrids becoming a bigger and bigger thing as climate change impacts accelerate and the power outage rate keeps going up. People are so dependent on electricity; they’re going to want some form of a microgrid resiliency.” Peter Asmus, Executive Director, Alaska Microgrid Group

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Utilities Fully in on Carbon Fight

July 29, 2022

“73% of all U.S. electric customers are served by a utility that has a public target for a hundred percent carbon reduction, so I’d say that’s pretty significant.” Julia Hamm, CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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States Get Ready for Fed Grid Spend

July 8, 2022

“There is a tremendous amount of innovation being supported in the utility space at both the federal and state level.” Dianne Solomon, Member of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Chairman of NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure

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Here Comes the Energy Storage Revolution

June 24, 2022

“We have to deal with the intermittency. And nobody wants green electricity that’s only available part-time; they want it all the time, so that means storage.” Don Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT

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Nuclear Renaissance Ahead

June 3, 2022

“Imagine nuclear really forming the backbone of that clean-energy, highly-reliable grid upon which the intermittent resources can also be added.” Maria Korsnick, President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

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LA’s Bold, Equitable Energy Vision

May 18, 2022

“Everything will be looked at from a prism of equity so that we monitor it on a regular basis and report to our communities whether we have met our equity targets.” Simon Zewdu, Director of Transmission Planning, Regulatory Processes and Innovation, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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Feds Aim to Speed Approval of Infrastructure

April 28, 2022

“I want to make sure that we’re putting boots on the ground—that we have the construction workers who are there and actually making the infrastructure happen.” Christine Harada, Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

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ComEd Pursues Equity as it Decarbonizes

April 20, 2022

“We want to make sure that we’re putting our customers at the center of this transition.” Gil Quiniones, CEO, ComEd

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Massive Federal Transmission Rebuild Funds Will Soon Flow to Projects

April 8, 2022

“I would love to see it this calendar year.” Michelle Manary, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity, Department of Energy

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Midwest, West Ready for Major Federal Grid Upgrades

March 2022

“As a new administrator, folks often ask me what keeps me up at night and I often have responded with weather. Weather keeps me up at night.” Tracey LeBeau, Administrator and CEO, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

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Reimagining, Rebuilding the Grid - EPRI’s Take

February 2022

“We have the opportunity and to build new transmission lines and not build them to the same specs and standards that we used in the ‘80s and ‘70s but to think of new ways of doing it that have higher power flow, higher reliability, and are more compatible with the environment.” Andrew Phillips, Vice President of Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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Grid Heads to New Era Via Infrastructure Spend

February 2022

“If we can integrate around that triangle: technology, policy, and finance; if we can find more common ground than we are finding to date, I think we’ve got a real chance to do well and to do good in clean energy and have a real shot at successfully addressing the climate crisis.” Dan Reicher, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy and Google Director of Energy and Climate Change

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Iowa’s Wind Power Boom

November 2021

“I think it’s going to be really exciting to see all of these different technologies that are really pretty early, kind of in their infancy, competing to fill in that gap that’s created when you get too reliant on just renewables.” Mike Fehr, Senior Vice President, Renewable Generation and Compliance, MidAmerican Energy

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Entergy’s Power Grid After Hurricane Ida

October 2021

“The new infrastructure is proving to be robust against even the storms that we’re seeing today, but what we do need to ... determine (is) whether or not the cost-benefit relationship has changed.” Leo Denault, Chairman and CEO, Entergy Corporation

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National Grid Takes New York Green

October 2021

“We have very ambitions climate goals in New York State, 70% renewable electricity by 2030; 100% decarbonized electricity by 2040. In order to get to those kinds of targets we need to start now.” Rudolph Winter, President, National Grid New York

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EVs Take Off - Grid, Regulations to Evolve

October 2021

“It’s a much more complex system to run and manage for the utility and the grid operator but it offers a lot of load for a management flexibility.” Philip Jones, Executive Director, Alliance for Transportation Electrification

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