Fortnightly Magazine - August 2023
The density of utility regulatory and policy folks in the more than adequately air-conditioned JW Marriott Austin, gathered there for NARUC’s Summer Summit, even after adjusting for the three-digit temperatures outside the conference’s hotel, hit record highs.
“The depth of the canyon in PJM is projected to be around seventy gigawatts in 2035. Which is equal to the total peak load of New England. And the average hourly ramp rate is projected to be over ten gigawatts per hour.”
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“It is our duty to level the playing field. The principles of equity and justice make it clear that all, particularly those lacking decades of experience and rapport, should have the opportunity to shine.”
Conversations with Pennsylvania PUC Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille and Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Commissioner Sarah Freeman, also Chair of NARUC’s Subcommittee on Education and Research; both with PUF’s Paul Kjellander.
“I’ve always said take advantage of the resources that are readily available to you. That’s why you have an organization like MACRUC, a regional organization, but you have the national organization, NARUC.”
“Allowing a Chair of the Subcommittee on Education and Research to develop expertise and nurture relationships over the course of three years is critical to NARUC’s mission of providing top-notch education to its members.”
Conversations with Southern Company’s Jonathan Porter, Alabama Power Senior Vice President for Customer Operations, and Eversource Energy’s Theresa Hopkins-Staten, Vice President for Corporate Citizenship and Equity, with consultant Larry Glover.
“We looked at the number of HBCU graduates we have working at Southern Company and created a Southern Company HBCU Alumni Network to support inclusion efforts through engagement with our employees and our HBCUs.”
“The impact on our employees is evident. People are having conversations and are asking questions. I’ve had employees call me and say, ‘I want to understand this topic better.’”
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