Rob Chapman is the VP of electrification, sustainability, and environment at EPRI. Alex Fitzsimmons is the deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency at the U.S. Department of Energy. Diane Huis is senior VP of innovation and business development at North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. Natalia Mathura is principal, utility business models, at SEPA.
PUF brings you a taste of the Electrification Virtual Summit, with excerpts from plenary sessions held each day.
Electrified communities, customers, and companies will need a more reliable and resilient electric system, from power plant through the customer, in both urban and rural settings. This panel discussed how to meet these customer needs and ensure electricity is available in all places and whenever needed.
Moderated by Rob Chapman, EPRI's VP of electrification, sustainability, and environment, the panel included Alex Fitzsimmons, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency, DOE, Diane Huis, senior VP of innovation and business development, North Carolina Electric Membership Corp., and Natalia Mathura, principal, utility business models, SEPA.
EPRI's Rob Chapman: One of the things that you are seeing within the utility industry is a transition to focus around customer and community, where that customer is the center of all of our strategies going forward. It's very interesting to me having come from the utility world in the past about how the customer has taken center stage, in that it is our primary focus at how we are managing our businesses going forward.