Steve Mitnick is President of Lines Up, Inc., Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly, and author of “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”
They're everywhere now. They're in our meetings. They're on our teams. They're at our conferences.
Not only that, there's more of them every day. Once a rarity, now some lead the discussion. Or lead the division.
They are razor sharp. And inexplicably prescient about where we're heading, especially in all things tech and data.
Their differences with our generation can seem stark. These aren't three-piece suits. But we are getting used to their ways. And they to ours I suppose.
You know who I mean. The next generation of up-and-comers in the utilities industry. The young people that we're integrating into our organizations, to whom we'll soon hand over the keys to the grid and regulatory systems.
By Albert Einstein's Birthday, March 11, pi-day, we asked you to nominate stars at your utility, commission or company who, while not yet forty years of age, are deserving of being celebrated and having the recognition of the Fortnightly Under Forty this spring. (Einstein was just twenty-six when he discovered the photoelectric effect laying the foundation for solar power generation.) You responded in earnest. We finalized a list of seventy-six distinguished Under Forties that are celebrated herein.