Fortnightly Magazine - March 2023

USEA State of the Energy Industry Forum: Mike Sommers

American Petroleum Institute

“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.”

On the Front Line in Ukraine


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.

Picture Energy: NASEO 2023

Memorable Moments

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.

PPL and SEPA Fact-Find in Australia

Rooftop Solar

“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.”

Understanding Utility Customers


“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.”

EHS Partners on Performance Improvement Distinctively

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.”