Edison Electric Institute
Lawrence Jones is Edison Electric Institute’s VP for international programs.
The world is shrinking, and PUF means that in a good way. Yes, it has been a year of pandemic, more evidence that we all are connected somehow. But in the energy and utilities world, companies are thinking globally, with decarbonization perhaps the best example, as pollution and stopping it, knows no borders.
That's why a conversation with Edison Electric Institute's VP for international programs, Lawrence Jones, always is intriguing, if you can catch him amidst his busy schedule. Jones is the epitome of international, born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia, and earning his doctorate in power systems engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Listen in to a wide-ranging discussion on the importance of international relations to the utility in any state in this country.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: This is an important time in the industry's transformation. Why is that?
Lawrence Jones: All industries and sectors of the economy are undergoing change to address the urgent challenges posed by global climate change. Today, there is recognition that electricity and electrification are an important part of the decarbonization strategy, and how our sector transforms will be key for many countries as they work to meet their Paris Agreement commitments.