Fortnightly Magazine - April 2022


Huh, What is It Good For?

Russia’s brutal aggression has reversed German attitudes and policy perhaps. Germans are increasingly realizing that they must balance the transformation to net zero with the other imperatives of energy systems, those being reliability, affordability, and national security.

Jim Matheson on Direct Pay

NRECA PowerXchange

“Direct Pay could be transformational for electric cooperatives and give them the opportunity to make significant investments in these emerging technologies.”

Supply Chain Roundtable

NRECA PowerXchange

“We are seeing lead times of up to a year for critical materials such as transformers, meter sockets, wire, and some hardware, with some lead times on other non-critical material reaching 70 weeks. This requires our salespeople to engage with customers in planning ahead and ordering early.”

Broadband Roundtable

NRECA PowerXchange

“Economic development is a huge factor in fiber deployment. Our cooperative is serving one Microsoft data center and are in the process of serving three more. You don’t attract those kinds of loads without a sound, highly reliable fiber network.”

The State and Future of Gas

American Gas Association

“It is getting more difficult to expand infrastructure. Congress has allocated money to expand infrastructure. We’re not asking for a handout from taxpayers. We’re just asking for regulators to permit the infrastructure.”

The CEOs and More at CERAWeek by S&P Global

CERAWeek by S&P Global

At CERAWeek, PG&E CEO Patti Poppe, Portland General Electric CEO Maria Pope, Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro, Constellation CEO Joe Dominguez, AVANGRID CEO Dennis Arriola, AEP CEO Nick Akins, PJM CEO Manu Asthana, Exelon COO Calvin Butler, Maryland PSC Chair Jason Stanek, NYSERDA’s Georges Sassine, ABB’s Brandon Spencer, AES’s Chris Shelton on electrification, offshore wind, transmission development, nuclear’s role, etc.

Silagy, Womack, Brown, and More

Veterans in Energy's Leadership Forum

At the Veterans in Energy’s Leadership Forum, Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy, Georgia Power CEO Chris Womack, MidAmerican Energy CEO Kelcey Brown on resilience, innovation, decarbonization, and the opportunities for veterans.