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Feds Double Down on Fusion

January 30, 2024

“What we have today that we didn’t have five, 10 or 20 years ago is we have a private sector, more than 50 companies, that are pursuing fusion energy and we have attracted more than $6 billion dollars in investments.” Kramer Akli, Department of Energy’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences


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COP Calls for Stepped Up Carbon Battle

December 18, 2023

“Now (there is) almost unanimous agreement on the importance on both large nuclear central station and small modular reactors. You can call this COP28 the Nuclear COP28 because I haven’t seen this (before) from leaders, from organizations, from industries.” Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO, EPRI


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The Latest in Solar R&D

December 4, 2023

“By 2035, if we also plan on electrification which would then increase the amount of electricity needed, we would have to get to 12.5X.” Mary Werner, Solar Program Manager, NREL


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Community Solar Ready to Shine

November 17, 2023

“We’ve figured out a way for any electricity customer to be able to participate and benefit from local clean energy deployment in less than five minutes with guaranteed savings.” Jeff Cramer, President and CEO, Coalition for Community Solar Access


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Tom Kuhn Sees Massive Utility Culture, Business Shift

November 10, 2023

“We have gotten so much cleaner and we are so much committed to it, we are attracting really a tremendous number of young people into this business right now and they’re coming because they see a purpose in life.” Tom Kuhn, President and CEO, Edison Electric Institute


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Hawaii’s Pivot to Sustainability

September 28, 2023

“The office is going through an exercise of trying to think through and identify what resources the state does have, to make sure that the energy system remains available, even in, during strange or extreme weather events.” Stephen Walls, Deputy Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office


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Big Boost to Renewables’ Reserves

September 18, 2023

“We will be in a better position to integrate the valuable renewable energy that we get from solar and from wind because we will be considering all the possibilities and we’ll be prepositioning our system in the best way to cope with the variability and the uncertainty of these resources.” Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.


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Wind Mystery and Grid Update at SPP

September 7, 2023

“On June 6 of this year at 10 o’clock in the morning, out of the 32,000 megawatts of nameplate wind capacity, only 110 megawatts of energy was actually produced.” Lanny Nickell, Executive Vice President and CEO, Southwest Power Pool


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One Trillion Dollars for Tomorrow’s Green Grid

April 8, 2023

“Whether or not enough is being done, time will tell. I know it takes a while to ramp up such large targeted investment and I know a lot of the utilities and the stakeholders are waiting for clear guidance from the federal government.” Sheri Givens, President and CEO, SEPA


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PJM’s Massive Grid Evolution

March 30, 2023

“I don’t know what that number will be in the next five years but I will tell you that a lot of the people who are looking to build solar panels and solar farms right now are looking to interconnect at the same exact spot where we have a retired fossil unit.” Kenneth Seiler, Vice President, PJM Interconnection


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Give the Grid a Digital Spine

March 24, 2023

“To help manage an affordable, reliable, clean electric system is massively more complex obviously than it was historically and part of this is going to be creating these digital spines or digital platforms that allow us to manage this data and share it.” Audrey Zimbelman, former Vice President, Moonshot X Factory at Google


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Denmark Pioneers Vast Expansion of Wind Power via Two Energy Islands

February 2023

“It definitely takes some braveness from the politicians to start these projects where a lot of the technology is still new or untested when they are taking the decisions.” Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Vice President, Energy Islands, Energinet


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Ten Times Hotter than the Sun

January 2023

“It will change everything (on the potential of fusion).” Laban Coblentz, Head of Communications, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor


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Creating Stars, Powering the World - Here Comes Fusion!

January 2023

“What we’re doing here is essentially creating a miniature star in a lab, about the size of a human hair to half the size of the human hair.” Annie Kritcher, Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


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Here Come Residential Heat Pumps

December 2022

“After incentives... that’s usually going to lead to a payback somewhere in the 7-, 8-, 9-year range.” Michael Sachse, CEO, Dandelion Energy


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Kansas City’s Massive Solar Ambitions

December 2022

“We’ve got a huge asset here which is our land.” Brian Platt, City Manager


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Dramatic Fed EV Charging Expansion

October 2022

“It’s going to unlock nationwide travel with respect to EVs.” Nick Voris, Senior Manager of Electrification, Evergy


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Austin Seeks Equity for Electric Customers

September 2022

“When we are looking at moving forward and reaching those carbon-free goals, affordability is part of that equation, and it’s really important for us that we address the customers who are most vulnerable within our community.” Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy,


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Enel of Italy Leads a Surge in US Renewables

September 2022

“We have expectations of adding at least two gigawatts per year of additional renewable development.” Mona Tierney-Lloyd, Head of U.S. Public Policy at Enel North America


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Grid Italian Style - ENEL Defines the Future

September 2022

“Without a doubt we are the most digitized distribution company in the world. We are the absolute leader in this field.” Antonio Cammisecra, Head of the Enel Grids


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Microgrids Blanket Alaska - Prime US Testbed

August 2022

“I see microgrids becoming a bigger and bigger thing as climate change impacts accelerate and the power outage rate keeps going up. People are so dependent on electricity; they’re going to want some form of a microgrid resiliency.” Peter Asmus, Executive Director, Alaska Microgrid Group


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Utilities Fully in on Carbon Fight

July 2022

“73% of all U.S. electric customers are served by a utility that has a public target for a hundred percent carbon reduction, so I’d say that’s pretty significant.” Julia Hamm, CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance


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States Get Ready for Fed Grid Spend

July 2022

“There is a tremendous amount of innovation being supported in the utility space at both the federal and state level.” Dianne Solomon, Member of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Chairman of NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure


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Here Comes the Energy Storage Revolution

June 2022

“We have to deal with the intermittency. And nobody wants green electricity that’s only available part-time; they want it all the time, so that means storage.” Don Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT


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Nuclear Renaissance Ahead

June 2022

“Imagine nuclear really forming the backbone of that clean-energy, highly-reliable grid upon which the intermittent resources can also be added.” Maria Korsnick, President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

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