Fortnightly Magazine - June 2021

Virginia SCC: Rail Safety


“Operation Lifesaver teaches safety around railroad tracks, trestles, and bridges. The Commission agreed to administer the program. We are rebuilding it.”

Virginia SCC: Cybersecurity

Information Security

“Cyber and physical security is one of the most important issues facing utilities today, particularly the electric sector, because electricity underpins our entire society.”

Virginia SCC: Information Resources

Pubic Relations

“This office handles media and public relations. If people don’t know where to go at the Commission, they typically start here. We also serve as the Commission’s legislative liaison.”

Under Forty: Shivani Sidhar

Sempra Energy

“In my time in the regulatory business, I’ve learned nothing happens overnight. You have to get a ground swell of support in order to move the needle.”

Under Forty: Devin James

Edison Electric Institute

“I’ve been part of the ESG team for the last four years and we developed the first industry-specific and investor-focused ESG reporting template.”

Under Forty: Jace Carlock


“I quickly developed a passion for the power utility industry since it is a way to serve my community, similar to how I was able to serve my country in the military.”

Under Forty: Amanda Olson

Burns & McDonnell

“A working group for CIGRÉ is made up of participants from across the globe. They compile best practices that are published on our website. One I’m on currently, which applies to the role I’m in now, is knowledge transfer.”