SEPA’s conference on grid evolution. Or revolution?
Steve Mitnick is Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly and author of the book “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”
It was a busy week in sultry mid-summer Washington. The next day found us at SEPA's massive conference on grid evolution. Or revolution? SEPA's CEO opened with her "state of the state" address as if she was governor of a 51st state that had re-imagined the grid. And then there was a steady stream of thought-proving panels. Couldn't help ourselves. Took a ton of video clips, as you can see for yourself. Including of leading regulators, consumer advocates, Capitol Hill movers and shakers, and technology exhibitors.
Julia Hamm, CEO, SEPA
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY)
President Michael Picker, California PUC
Commissioner Travis Kavulla, Vice Chairman, Montana Public Service Commission
Commissioner Doug Little, Arizona Corporation Commission
Tom Hassenboehler, Chief Counsel, US House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Rick Kessler, Senior Advisor, US House Committee on Energy and Commerce
John Kliem, Executive Director - Resilient Energy Program, Department of the Navy
Elin Swanson Katz, Connecticut Consumer Counsel
Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft
Mark Goody, Manager - Electric Vehicle Programs, fleetcarma
Vicki Trees, Director - Marketing Communication, Landis + Gyr