What Seems Efficient May Be the Opposite
Fortnightly Magazine - June 2022
A proposed transmission project would cost a billion dollars if it is built. The odds are long indeed.
Conversations with San Diego Gas & Electric CEO Caroline Winn and Xcel Energy CEO Bob Frenzel, with PUF’s Steve Mitnick and Guidehouse’s Chris Rogers.
San Diego Gas & Electric
“Our study, this path to net zero, estimates that by 2045, there will be a demand for six and a half million metric tons of hydrogen in California. Almost all of that, eighty percent, is going to be used to enhance electric grid reliability.”
“We’ve just received permission to build a $2 billion transmission project in Colorado to bring clean energy from the great energy resources in the eastern and southern plains of Colorado to the metroplex of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.”
“When FERC issued its NOPR in April, the contributions of the task force were cited more than a dozen times. FERC, and colleagues at the federal level, are interested in our thoughts.”
Helping Lead EPRI
Stan Connally, Maria Pope, Lisa Barton, Brian Savoy, and Matthew Ketschke tell us what motivates them to devote the time and energy necessary to play a big role in setting the course at EPRI.
“Southern Company has consistently remained one of EPRI’s largest funders because we believe in the power of collaboration and in ‘learning by doing’ to solve the hardest problems.”
First Vice Chair
“EPRI’s sustainability model, platform enabling early detection and assessment of potential wildfires, and advancement of electric vehicle planning tools are transformational.”
Second Vice Chair
“The future is electric! Electricity will power our vehicles, our economy, our comforts and our aspirations.”