Electric Perspectives
041 Electric Perspectives: Leading Infrastructure Development

041 Electric Perspectives: Leading Infrastructure Development

May 18, 2022

EEI is proud to support the United for Infrastructure: Lead with Infrastructure campaign. Electric transmission infrastructure is the backbone of the nation’s energy grid and it will play an important role in facilitating the continued transition to clean energy. 

In this episode, Phil Moeller, EEI executive vice president of the business operations group and regulatory affairs, and Larry Gasteiger, executive director of WIRES, join us to discuss the challenges of building new transmission infrastructure. They also discuss the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent notice of proposed rulemaking on transmission and how the funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be used to support transmission development. Listen to this episode to hear Phil and Larry address these issues and more.

040 Global Circuit: Planning for Resilience Amid Changing Expectations

040 Global Circuit: Planning for Resilience Amid Changing Expectations

May 11, 2022

Effective leadership and good communication are key to approaching resilience and the energy transition as electric companies navigate changes  Companies are undertaking actions to meet employee expectations on flexibility and customer expectations on reliability, affordability, and risks. What approaches are necessary to communicate with customers? How has the pandemic evolved the way companies are conducting business? And how are electric companies leading on resilience? Bob Rowe, CEO of NorthWestern Energy joins this episode of Electric Perspectives Global Circuit recorded in March 2022.

 

The Global Circuit is brought to you by EEI International Programs as part of EEI’s Electric Perspectives podcast. For more information about EEI International Programs, visit https://www.eei.org/about-eei/international-members

039 Electric Perspectives: Preparing for Hurricane and Wildfire Season

039 Electric Perspectives: Preparing for Hurricane and Wildfire Season

May 5, 2022

Hurricane season is approaching fast and there already are severe and extreme drought conditions throughout the West that are raising the risk of wildfires. Electric companies undergo power restoration and business continuity planning year-round to prepare for emergencies, and now is the time for all of us to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies that could cause power outages.  

In this episode, StormGeo Meteorologist Justin Petrutsas provides the forecast for this year’s hurricane and wildfire season and how it will differ from past seasons. Then, EEI Senior Vice President of Security and Preparedness Scott Aaronson explains how electric companies partner with government agencies to prepare for and respond to emergencies and the steps customers can take now so that they are prepared should a major disaster strike.

038 Electric Perspectives: Focusing on Clean Energy This Earth Day – and Every Day

038 Electric Perspectives: Focusing on Clean Energy This Earth Day – and Every Day

April 18, 2022

EEI will join many around the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. In reality, every day is Earth Day for EEI’s member companies, and we are working to get the energy we provide as clean as we can as fast as we can, while maintaining the reliability and affordability that our customers value.  

In this episode, EEI Chairman and DTE Executive Chairman Gerry Anderson and Eric Grey, EEI’s vice president of government relations, discuss our support for the clean energy tax package pending in Congress and why these policies are good for our customers. They also talk about new carbon-free technologies, electrification of the transportation sector, and more. Visit EEI’s website to learn about our clean energy progress and see how we are #Committed2Clean.® 

Want to learn more about our work to deliver resilient clean energy? Register now for EEI 2022. This reimagined thought leadership forum will focus on the technologies, pathways, tools, and partnerships needed to continue reducing carbon emissions in the electric power sector and across the economy. EEI 2022 will take place June 20-22 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Register now at: https://bit.ly/3DgsaPE 

037 Electric Perspectives: What’s Next for the Carbon-Free Technology Initiative?

037 Electric Perspectives: What’s Next for the Carbon-Free Technology Initiative?

April 15, 2022

In February 2021, EEI and its members worked with industry leaders and leading environmental groups to launch the Carbon-Free Technology Initiative (CFTI). The primary goal of CFTI is to identify and advocate for specific policies that can help to ensure the commercial availability of key technologies, so that they can be deployed in a timely manner to achieve net-zero emissions in the U.S. electric power sector and to ensure electricity remains affordable and reliable.

In this episode, Jeff Lyng, area vice president of energy and sustainability policy at Xcel Energy, and Eric Holdsworth, managing director of clean energy and environmental policy at the Edison Electric Institute, reflect on the progress of CFTI’s policy and funding goals and discuss what comes next. Learn more about CFTI at carbonfreetech.org.

036 Electric Perspectives: Women in Leadership

036 Electric Perspectives: Women in Leadership

March 30, 2022
March is Women’s History Month, and EEI honors and recognizes the achievements and contributions of women throughout the electric power industry. As our member companies make progress on their diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments, it’s important to create career pathways for employees that can lead to leadership opportunities.

 
In this episode, EEI General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President of Clean Energy Emily Fisher speaks with Puget Sound Energy President and CEO Mary Kipp and American Electric Power Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lisa Barton about how female representation has changed in the workplace, how companies are empowering their female employees, Mary and Lisa’s advice to women who want to advance in their careers, and more.
 

Registration for EEI 2022 is now open! This reimagined thought leadership forum will focus on the technologies, pathways, tools, and partnerships needed to continue reducing carbon emissions in the electric power sector and across the economy. During our biggest event of the year, we will explore various topics related to providing resilient clean energy to power a net-zero economy, including technology development and deployment, the role of transmission, electric transportation, and more. EEI 2022 will take place June 20-22 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Register now: https://bit.ly/3DgsaPE

 
035 Electric Perspectives: AES Corporation’s Robot Accelerates Solar Construction

035 Electric Perspectives: AES Corporation’s Robot Accelerates Solar Construction

March 10, 2022
EEI’s member companies are always finding innovative new ways to help their employees work safely and more efficiently. As they move toward a cleaner energy future, they also are finding ways to use these innovations to accelerate the deployment of clean energy. The AES Corporation announced its launch of Atlas, a first-of-its-kind solar installation robot that makes it faster, more efficient, and safer to construct new solar facilities.
 
In today's episode, AES Next President Chris Shelton and AES Manager of Solar Automation Deise Yumi Asami discuss this innovative technology and how it will help AES further advance its solar energy capabilities.
034 Global Circuit: Utilizing Social Networks to Create Lasting Change

034 Global Circuit: Utilizing Social Networks to Create Lasting Change

March 3, 2022

The path to address climate change and further the energy transition is full of new information, ideas, and innovation. Processing this information and implementing these ideas requires collaborative effort and a shift in beliefs and behaviors. What can social network theory tell us to ensure successful spread of innovation? How can we drive behavioral change to keep pace with new ideas? And what does it mean to consider the width of a bridge in collaboration? Damon Centola, Author of Change: How to Make Big Things Happen, Professor of Communication, Sociology and Engineering, and Director of the Network Dynamics Group at the University of Pennsylvania joins this episode of Electric Perspectives Global Circuit.

The Global Circuit is brought to you by EEI International Programs as part of EEI’s Electric Perspectives podcast. For more information about EEI International Programs, visit www.eei.org/international

033 Electric Perspectives: Advancing DEI at Electric Companies

033 Electric Perspectives: Advancing DEI at Electric Companies

February 24, 2022
EEI’s member companies are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, in their companies and in the communities they are proud to serve. In late 2020, EEI launched an industry-wide DEI initiative to build on programs that were already underway at electric companies across the country.
 

In this episode, we are joined by EEI Chief Human Resources Officer Courtney Peterson and EEI Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Transformation Todd Manuel to discuss our industry-wide DEI commitment, DEI programs at electric companies, how electric companies can promote more equitable practices, and more.

032 Electric Perspectives: Electric Power Industry Outlook 2022

032 Electric Perspectives: Electric Power Industry Outlook 2022

February 17, 2022

In early February, executives from the Edison Electric Institute briefed Wall Street analysts, bankers, investors, and other industry stakeholders on the state of the U.S. electric power industry in New York City. Today's episode will feature a recap of the briefing, which featured presentations from Brian Wolff, EEI's Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Public Policy and External Affairs; Emily Fisher, EEI's General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President of Clean Energy; Phil Moeller, EEI's Executive Vice President of Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs; and Richard McMahon, EEI's Senior Vice President of Energy Supply and Finance.

These leaders covered several high-priority topics, including clean energy and the clean energy tax policies that EEI supports; electric transportation; carbon-free technologies; energy grid security and resilience; and electric companies' adaptation, hardening, and resilience investments.  

You can watch the full presentation and read the prepared remarks on EEI’s website.

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