Portland General Electric
Maria Pope is the CEO of Portland General Electric.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: How is the drive to decarbonize a customer-centric strategy?
Maria Pope: As we move through this historic time period with the pandemic, economic uncertainty and social unrest, it's important to remember that crises present opportunities.
There's no question that customers want a clean energy future. For Portland General, our focus remains on ensuring that we are delivering on customers' expectations. Today, we have a number of programs that build upon our number one renewable program in the nation, with a quarter of our customers participating in one hundred percent green energy.
Jan Vrins: The energy transformation will take time, as we have fossil fuels in many parts of our economy and some of your plants are still under that. How will your company be successful while decarbonizing and making this transition?
Maria Pope: Decarbonizing and providing a clean energy future is at the core of what our customers expect from Portland General. We're focused on three main areas:
First, investment in new renewables and smart grid infrastructure.