American Petroleum Institute
Fortnightly Magazine - March 2023
“This is the moment we believe we can finally get permitting reform done. There is a bipartisan consensus to get this done. You’re not going to be able to build out these high-powered transmission lines. We need more pipelines in this country to transport product from where it is to where it needs to be.”
Inspiring words by DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko: Our industrial consumers are ready to pay the European price, so they have a guaranteed supply of electricity. We are in discussion with our government to liquidate this economic distortion, so we can use this available cross-border capacity at full capacity.
Over 1,600 Attendees!
Regulation in the public interest was celebrated, and participants had a plethora of panels and speakers to choose from.
Public Utilities Fortnightly held its annual State of State Regulation luncheon during NARUC’s Winter Policy Summit, a series of short, lively talks with five regulatory experts.
The National Association of State Energy Officials held its 2023 Energy Policy Outlook Conference with the theme of lean Energy Abundance: An Economic and Climate Advantage.
“We push technology hard at PPL mainly because we want to be the best utility in the country, in the world. That’s our goal, and you can’t be that unless you go out and learn from others.”
“Around North America, almost every utility we talk to is embracing process automation and forms of artificial intelligence for the employee and customer experience, both front and back office. We are in the fourth technical revolution.”
Driving Increased Adoption
“The type of load flexibility required for dynamic system balancing in a decarbonized grid will need to go beyond the traditional energy efficiency or demand response programs that focus primarily on total energy or peak load reduction.”
“We’re working within the confines of customers already using their auto OEM app or Level two charger app. We’re not requiring them to download another app.”
Whole Company Engagement
“The business model for our client is to not need to rely on continued outside support. It’s for them to know the ideas, own the ideas, value the ideas and make decisions, and to be clear about the execution of them when we are finished with our engagement, which is typically around eighteen weeks.”