Jim Robb is the CEO of the North American Electricity Reliability Corporation.
The North American Electricity Reliability Corporation, known as NERC, plays a large part in reliability of the high voltage electricity network across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. That means its CEO, Jim Robb, is a busy man. But Jim Robb took time out from that busy schedule to open the second day at the CAMPUT 2021 Virtual Conference Part Two, held by our regulatory friends in Canada, delivering the keynote, after an introduction by Dave Morton, Chair of CAMPUT, also Chair of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. Listen in to these selections.
CEO, NERC, Jim Robb: Talking about the grid, we see three fundamental changes going on. Some of these have been creeping up for a while but seem to be gathering speed and momentum. That's because they're driven both by policies and the policy environment we operate under, particularly around carbon and environmental policy.
Changes in technology are changing cost structures and making a number of things enticing to be deployed. The first big dynamic is no surprise as we're seeing the grid become increasingly decarbonized, with a high focus of applying wind and solar primarily among other renewable and low carbon resources onto the grid.