NARUC Summer Summit
David Wells is Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy. Shay Bahramirad is Vice President of Engineering and Smart Grid for Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon company. Elin Swanson Katz is Managing Director, Utilities and Associate General Counsel at Tilson. Morgan O'Brien is the Executive Chairman at Anterix. Chris Nelson is Vice Chair of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.
The Federal Communications Commission on May 13 made a key segment of underutilized spectrum in the 900 MHz range available to electric utilities to use for broadband data platforms that will support the modern electric grid.
It gave utilities an essential tool to tackle the current safety and health crisis, as well as prepare transformational opportunities to make infrastructure efficient, resilient, and cyber secure. This panel at NARUC's Summer Policy Summit on July 20, 2020 explored how utilities and customers will rely on communications networks in the future.
Moderated by Chris Nelson, Vice Chair, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, the panel included David Wells, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy, Shay Bahramirad, Vice President of Engineering and Smart Grid, Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon company, Elin Swanson Katz, Managing Director, Utilities and Associate General Counsel, Tilson, and Morgan O'Brien, Executive Chairman, Anterix.