Fortnightly Magazine - July 2022
“At the end of the day, companies are going to have to reliably be able to say, this is the situation from a full ESG standpoint in terms of the supply chains being utilized.”
“We still are the most oil-dependent state in the nation and the most oil-dependent electricity systems. Our cost of energy remains extremely high. The sweet spot for these new technologies is it’s easier for them to be cost competitive here.”
“Utilities have a unique opportunity to make strategic upgrades and investments to address not only concerns around grid resiliency and cybersecurity, but growing social equity concerns and competitive threats on multiple fronts.”
Utilities as Star Players
“The utility, a stakeholder that often flies a bit under the radar, will be an essential part of a sustainable zero-emission vehicle future.”
“The impact of internal fraud goes beyond dollars, leading to wide-spread reputational harm. Fraud is not a new problem for utilities but is rapidly growing.”
“In Washington and Oregon, there is a larger push for decarbonization of our gas stream. We’re looking at purchasing RNG and providing both to all customers, and also providing that as a separate program for people who are interested in taking RNG at a slightly higher price.”
Conversations with NARUC’s Greg White and Michelle Malloy, Southern Company’s Noel Black, McGuireWoods’ Ryder Rudd, and Commissioners Emeritus’ Ed Salmon.
“A power grid,” Edison continued, “like the way we send gas to our homes, but with electricity! Just think! It could light up a whole city block. No! The whole city itself!”
PUF and AABE
Conversations with three young people with very bright futures, Victoria Grimes, Adibimbola Adedeji, and Justin Russell.
Association of Edison Illuminating Companies
Innovative Approach to System Reliability: “On the weather-prone outer Cape Cod region of Massachusetts, Eversource developed an innovative solution to deploy a microgrid on a 13-mile circuit with a battery as the sole source of supply. Eversource is a member company of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.”