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Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor

This podcast series focuses on corporate and industry strategy and trends from the direct vantage point of key industry leaders. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple iTunes. Interviews with Tom Fanning and Bob Flexon are available, as well as one with Joe Rigby, Bob Skaggs and Les Silverman.

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Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL

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Energy People: Tony Clark

We talked with FERC Commissioner Tony Clark, who has said he will not seek a second term.

Tony Clark, with Pat McMurray

Commissioner Clark is serving his first term at FERC and formerly served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. He was interviewed by Pat McMurray, who has a long background in the energy business.

Remarkable Energy Careers: Jim Fama

We talked with Jim Fama, retiring and on his last day at EEI, about his remarkable career.

Jim Fama, with Steve Mitnick

Jim Fama was the Edison Electric Institute’s vice president for energy delivery since 2002.

Tale of Two Grids

What a review of PUC cases tells us about the future of consumer technology and grid modernization.

Cameron Brooks

There may be a more fundamental schism that raises fundamental questions about the role of the distribution utility and footprint of the natural monopoly.

FPA § 203(a)(1)(B): A Deal is a Deal, No Matter How Small?

With apologies to Dr. Seuss.

Joel deJesus and Carmen Gentile

There are questions whether FERC and industry resources are being expended on matters once considered, and arguably should continue to be considered, de minimis.

Arc Light, Gramme Machine, The Great Train Robbery

April Birthdays

Steve Mitnick

Charles Brush, Zenobe Gramme, Edwin Porter, Hydro-Quebec, Guglielmo Marconi

Utilities' Role in Transport Electrification: Capturing Benefits for All Ratepayers

Utility load growth from EVs can actually benefit all ratepayers by providing societal benefits and reducing utilities’ average cost of service.

Nancy Ryan and Lucy McKenzie

An EV charging infrastructure network only provides value and reduces range anxiety to the degree it is well maintained.

Government Works Better Pulling than Pushing

As we drive toward cleaner air, government should set standards, not interfere with practices

Llewellyn King

Opening a new front in its war on coal, the Obama administration is halting new coal leases on federal lands. But attacking coal isn’t the way to achieve what the government is after: a reduction in carbon emissions.

Response to Huntoon Re: Big Transmission

Letter to the Editor: A response to the article by Steve Huntoon in our September 2015 issue

Michael Beehler

Public/regulatory policy, economic viability and non-negotiable need to sustain near-100-percent system reliability could soon push building more “big transmission.”

Four Utilities, Four Strategies

Installing utility-scale, grid-connected battery storage.

William Atkinson

Stories on installing grid-connected battery storage from AEP, Green Mountain Power, Imperial Irrigation District, and Kauai Island (Hawaii) Utility Co-op.

Solar at High Noon

Surplus generation at mid-day calls for long-duration energy storage.

Edward Cazalet and David MacMillan

Utility execs and PUCs should plan now to handle extensive solar penetration, including the significant overgeneration that can occur at mid-day.

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