Fortnightly Magazine - March 2021

Women's History Month 2021

PUF Celebrates You

Women's History Month has a kind of a short history. At least it seems that way to me. I was still in college in 1981 when Congress first asked for a celebration of Women's History Week starting in March 1982. It wasn't until 1987, that Congress designated a month.

Women Leading Today: Lisa Grow

Women’s History Month

“I was the second woman engineer ever hired in a 104-year-old company. It required that the culture shift. The first woman engineer, Colleen Ramsey, was super helpful to me.”

Women Leading Today: Lisa Barton

Women’s History Month

“One of the things we’ve done is look at a number of investor decks from peer utilities. I had my team look at them. It’s to get folks to think a little differently.”

Emerging Tech for Resilient Grid

NARUC's Winter Policy Summit

This joint meeting combined the Committee on Electricity with the Committee on Critical Infrastructure to examine how advanced technologies for infrastructure resiliency and vegetation management can help utilities face natural disasters from wildfires to winter storms.

Net Energy Metering Challenges

NARUC's Winter Policy Summit

This session was co-sponsored by the Committee on Electricity and Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment, and co-moderated by Commissioners Andrew French, Kansas CC, and Jehmal Hudson, Virginia SCC.

Congressional Update

NARUC's Winter Policy Summit

The Keynote speaker at Wednesday's general session was Rep. Michael (Mike) Simpson (R-ID), House Appropriations Committee, Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and member Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Simpson engaged in a lively Q&A session with NARUC President Paul Kjellander.