Large Public Power Council
John Di Stasio is President of the Large Public Power Council.
The United States Energy Association's Annual State of the Energy Industry Forum brought together the heads of twenty energy industry associations in January. Herein are excerpts from the presentation by John Di Stasio, President of the Large Public Power Council.
Yes, we're in the transition. But I'd argue we're kind of in the hard part of the transition. Or we're entering it now. It's easy to make proclamations when you're kind of at the wide end of the tunnel.
In twenty years, everybody was saying, we're going to do this, we're going to do that. But now we actually have to pay the dinner check. We need to be able to kind of figure out, okay, what are the actions we need to take now? We need, in my mind, a big dose of pragmatism...
Most planning is, how do we reduce carbon? It looks very different regionally. The other big driver is reliability and resilience. We've gotten much closer to the margins on many, many things than I ever would've imagined we would've.
I would argue, if you look at the grid in particular, it's a symphony of physics. You cannot just have the thing be operated in a manner where somebody over here decides they want to play a trombone and it doesn't fit within how this thing has to work and it be harmonized. It has to be balanced in close to real-time.