Frontlines & Op-Ed

Wall Street Speaks

MACRUC 25 and Live!

As uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the volatility in the U.S. capital markets. The magnitude of the financial implications was explored for MACRUC utilities and Mid-Atlantic customers. A Wall Street panel of experts gave their perspectives. Moderated by New York Public Service Commission Commissioner Diane Burman, the panel consisted of Lavanya Balakrishnan, executive director, Global Power & Utilities Group, Morgan Stanley, Daniel Cregg, Chief Financial Officer, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), Steve Fleishman, managing director, Wolfe Research, Michael Haggarty, associate managing director, Power/Utilities - Americas, Moody's Investors Service, and Leslie Rich, managing director, U.S. Equity Research, JP Morgan Asset Management.

This Summer's Conferences Virtual-Style

Summits in This Summer in Shorts

Haven't had to put on long pants, very much, in these months of the pandemic. I know you didn't notice, in that Zoom meet we had the other day. Been cycling through my portfolio of shorts, which, when topped off by a somewhat clean button-down shirt, suits well the situation of day-long digital dialoguing. As for my blazers and, jeez, my ties, soon it may be time to stuff them in a self-storage unit.

Resilience is Their Middle Name

Saluting Our Heroes of Heroes

The utility workforce – their tasks complicated by exposure to the sickness and initially, shortage of protective supplies – is out there once again, for us.

Transformation Amid Virus Crisis

Accelerating Into The Straight, and Then ...

All we can do is plan and prepare for the black, gray, and white swans. The electric power industry by necessity does this as well as any sector of the economy.

A NARUC Winter

Characterizing the Commissioners Now Serving

State commissioners are a dedicated bunch, as is certainly the case of the thousands of commission staff. Dedicated to the public interest, including [when] in the arctic climes of Washington D.C. in mid-February.

What Hawaii Tells Us

Status Quo to Status Whoa

In the event of a catastrophic typhoon, so much of Hawaii's critical infrastructure is situated at sea level. The status quo is therefore risky to stick with.