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Environmental Justice: What It Is and Why It’s Important to Power Projects
Interview with Erich Almonte, a senior associate with King and Spalding LLP.
Power Grid Investments Improve Reliability and Make Blackouts Less Likely
Interview with Paul Toscarelli, senior director of Electric Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Operations for the Palisades Division with Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G).
Nuclear Power, Electrification, and Carbon-Free Fuel Are Key to INL Achieving Net-Zero by 2031
Interview with Jhansi Kandasamy, net-zero program director with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
CTOTF Conference: ‘Best One-Stop Shop to Hit It All’
Interview with Dave Tummonds, senior director of Project Engineering with Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) and chairman of the board for the CTOTF.
Hydrogen Offers a ‘Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity’ This Decade for Innovative Companies
Interview with Alex Savelli, managing director of Hydrogen Technologies for Accelera, part of Cummins’ New Power business segment.
How to Achieve a Thriving Nuclear Power Industry in the U.S.
Interview with John Kotek, senior vice president for Policy and Public Affairs with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).
How Renewable Propane–Fueled EV Charging Solutions Can Significantly Cut Carbon Emissions
Interview with Jim Bunsey, director of commercial business development with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
POWER’s 2023 Plant of the Year: Estrella del Mar III
Interview with Hamed Hossain, business owner of Siemens Energy’s SeaFloat segment.
Subsequent License Renewal: Extending Nuclear Power Reactors to 80 Years of Operation (and Maybe More)
Interview with Manu Sivaraman, Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) site vice president for the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
TVA Head Wants Nothing to Do with Building One Reactor Unless He Can Build 20
Interview with Jeff Lyash, president and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
New Technology Offers Options for Offshore Wind and Power-to-X Projects
Interview with Asmund Maland, head of subsea and offshore power at ABB Energy Industries, and Tom Zøllner, head of ABB Energy Industries for Denmark.
How Propane Can Help Decarbonize the Power Grid
Interview with Jim Bunsey, director of commercial business development with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
How an EMP or GMD Could Destroy the Power Grid and Create Chaos
Interview with Dr. William R. Forstchen, author of more than 40 books including the groundbreaking novel One Second After.
Offshore Wind and Green Hydrogen Offer Great Opportunities for Gulf Coast States
Interview with Lacy McManus, executive director of Future Energy at Greater New Orleans Inc. (GNO Inc.).
Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, and FDR: Big Players in U.S. Hydropower History
Interview with Bob Underwood, author of the book DAM IT! Electrifying America and Taming Her Waterways.
Microgrids Provide Reliable Power During Emergencies and Help Decarbonize the Grid
Interview with Paul Froutan, Chief Technology Officer with Enchanted Rock.
Help Wanted: Retirements and the Energy Transition Lead to Job Openings in the Power Industry
Interview with Sheila Rostiac, senior vice president for Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Chief Diversity Officer with Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG).
Cutting Costs with Technology-Driven Improvements
Interview with Casey Werth, general manager for the Energy industry with IBM Technology.
Is Delivering 100% Renewable Energy on an Hourly Basis at Cost-Competitive Rates Achievable?
Interview with Jan Pepper, CEO of Peninsula Clean Energy.
Fish Friendly Hydro: Natel Energy Is Proving It’s Possible
Interview with Gia Schneider, co-founder and CEO of Natel Energy.
How Rural Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition
Interview with L. Michelle Moore, CEO of Groundswell and author of the book Rural Renaissance: Revitalizing America’s Hometowns through Clean Power.
A Pillar in the Community and Collaborator Around the World: DLC Powers Pittsburgh
Interview with Kevin Walker, CEO of Duquesne Light Co. (DLC).
How Bitcoin Mining Can Help Power Companies Optimize Generation Assets
Interview with Andrew Webber, founder and CEO of Digital Power Optimization (DPO).
Four Important Ways Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines Are Being Utilized in Power Systems
Interview with Harsh Shah, vice president of sales and business development with Mitsubishi Power Aero.
The Energy Conundrum: Decarbonizing the Power Supply While Maintaining Reliable and Affordable Electricity
Interview with Karim Amin, executive board member with Siemens Energy.
How to Overcome Challenges to the U.S.’s Offshore Wind Energy Goals
Interview with Chris Cowland, vice president of Global Offshore Wind with Worley.
Community Choice Aggregation Provides Renewable Energy at Reduced Costs
Interview with Nick Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE).
Hydrogen Poised to Play Prominent Role in the World’s Energy Transition
Interview with Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power.
Keeping Coal Relevant: University of Wyoming Leads the Way
Interview with Scott Quillinan, senior director of research for the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming.
Four Questions You Must Ace to Ensure Sound Cybersecurity in OT Systems
Interview with Ian Bramson, global head of Industrial Cybersecurity at ABS Consulting.
How a UPS Can Provide a Return on Investment as an Energy Storage System
Interview with Yaron Binder, vice president of Product Management with SolarEdge Critical Power.
How Ammonia Could Help the World Transition to Clean Energy
Interview with Erik Mayer, vice president of Clean Energy Solutions with CF Industries.
Women Are an Important Piece of UAE Nuclear Power Program
Interview with Amani Al Hosani, a Unit 3 shift supervisor at Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.’s Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.
Power Industry People: Finding Top Talent in the Military
Interview with William Newell, 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and current UPS (uninterruptible power supply) technician with Exponential Power, and Amy West, former gas turbine electrician in the U.S. Navy and current recruiting team leader with Orion Talent.
Decarbonizing the World: Hydrogen Technology Is the Next Big Thing
Interview with Dr. Hans Dieter Hermes, vice president Clean Hydrogen with Worley.
Former FERC Commissioner Says ‘Market Design Problem’ Was a Leading Cause of February 2021 Texas Power Crisis
Interview with Bernard McNamee, a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioner, and current partner with the law firm McGuireWoods and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting.
How Power Plants Can Reduce Asset Integrity Risks with Digital Technology
Interview with Floyd Baker, vice president for Antea North America.
ESG Aspects Loom Large in Power and Utilities M&A Activity
Interview with Jeremy Fago, PwC U.S.’s Power & Utilities Deals leader.
A Win-Win-Win Solution for DER Owners, the Power Grid, and the Environment
Interview with Gregg Dixon, co-founder and CEO of Voltus.
How Microreactors Could Change the Nuclear Power Industry (and the World)
Interview with David Durham, president of Energy Systems with Westinghouse Electric Co.
The Benefits of Synthetic Greases: Improved Efficiency, Reduced Maintenance
Interview with Greg Morris, product application specialist for greases at Shell Americas.
Rooftop Solar and Energy Storage Are Not Republican or Democrat, They’re American
Interview with Jayson Waller, founder and CEO of POWERHOME SOLAR.
Could Fusion Energy Transform the Power Industry By 2035?
Interview with Chuck Goodnight, lead partner in the U.S. on U.S. Nuclear Energy as part of Arthur D. Little’s Global Energy & Utilities practice.
Thorium-Fueled Reactors Offer Huge Potential Benefits for the Nuclear Power Industry
Interview with Thomas Jam Pedersen, co-founder of Copenhagen Atomics.
How to Get Up to 40% More Capacity from Existing Power Grid Transmission Lines
Interview with Hudson Gilmer, CEO of LineVision.
Carbon Capture and Hydrogen: The ‘Most Exciting’ Things in Energy Sector’s Future
Interview with Neil Wilmshurst, senior vice president of Energy System Resources with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Is America Ready to Take a ‘Baby Step’ Toward Carbon Pricing?
Interview with Neil Chatterjee, a former commissioner and chairman with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), who recently joined Hogan Lovells as a senior advisor in the firm’s Energy Regulatory practice.
3D Printing: More Than Just a Cool Process, It Offers Real Benefits
Interview with Scott Green, principal solutions leader with 3D Systems Inc.
The Benefits of Mobile Aero-derivative Gas Turbines for Power Generation
Interview with Harsh Shah, vice president of sales and business development with Mitsubishi Power Aero.
Is the World on the Brink of a Mass Extinction Event?
Interview with Richard Heinberg, author of the soon-to-be-released book titled Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival.
Decarbonizing the Power Grid with Hydrogen and Advanced Technology
Interview with Karim Amin, executive vice president of Generation with Siemens Energy.
Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants
Interview with Chip Cannon, a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, who heads the firm’s energy regulation, markets, and enforcements practice.
Solar Power Helps Stabilize Electricity Prices in Brazil
Interview with Lisarb Energy Chairman Jamie MacDonald-Murray.
A Game-Changing Vision for Geothermal Energy
Interview with Carlos Araque, CEO of Quaise Energy.
Open-Source Technology Benefits Transmission and Distribution Operators
Interview with Arjan Stam, director of System Operations with Alliander, and Lucian Balea, research and development program director and open-source manager with RTE.
The Benefits of Flow Batteries Over Lithium Ion
Interview with Eric Dresselhuys, CEO of ESS Inc.
Looking for Carbon-Free Energy Resources? Don’t Forget Nuclear Power
Interview with Dr. Rita Baranwal, former head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, who now serves as vice president of Nuclear Energy and Chief Nuclear Officer with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings
Interview with Sam Ramadori, president of BrainBox AI.
Serious Power Transmission without Wires Is Closer Than You Think
Interview with Tom Nugent, co-founder and CTO of PowerLight Technologies.
What’s Been Holding Hydrogen Fuel Cells Back, and How to Change That
Interview with Amy Adams, vice president of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies with Cummins, and Joe Cargnelli, director of engineering for Cummins’ Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies division.
Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way
Interview with Jill Dvareckas, senior director of development with Florida Power and LIght Co. (FPL).
Understanding Energy Crises of the 1970s and Avoiding Problems Today
Interview with Jay Hakes, author of the book Energy Crises: Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Hard Choices in the 1970s. In addition to writing books, Hakes has served as the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration during the Clinton administration and as director for Research and Policy for President Obama’s BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission. He was also the director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library for 13 years, among other things.
Is It Safe to Invest in Mexican Energy Projects?
Interview with Roberto Aguirre Luzi, partner with King & Spalding, and Fernando Rodriguez-Cortina, senior associate with King & Spalding.
Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?
Interview with Arshad Mansoor, CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Battery Technology Used in Outer Space Could Be a Gamechanger on Earth
Interview with Jorg Heinemann, CEO of EnerVenue.
Hydrogen and the Energy Transition
Interview with Megan Reusser, hydrogen development lead at Burns & McDonnell, and Joey Mashek, business development manager at Burns & McDonnell.
Dirty Electricity, but Not the Kind You Think
Interview with B.D. Erickson, CEO of Satic Inc.
Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Resurgence?
Interview with George Borovas, head of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s nuclear practice and managing partner of the firm’s Tokyo office.
Bigelow Tea Enhances Sustainability with a Vehicle-to-Grid System
Interview with Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, and David Slutzky, founder and CEO of Fermata Energy.
Is a Microgrid Right for You?
Interview with Mike Byrnes, executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer of SourceOne, a Veolia company.
Enhancing Operations and Maintenance with an EAM System
Interview with Steve Richmond, CEO of Projetech.
Improving Asset Inspections with Drones and AI
Interview with Chris Beaufait, CEO of Sharper Shape.
Engineering Technicians and Technologists Are an Important Industry Pillar
Interview with Cheryl Farrow, CEO of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry
Interview with Marc Nichol, senior director of new reactors with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).
Could Geothermal Energy Become the ‘Sexy’ Renewable?
Interview with Joseph Scherer, CEO of GreenFire Energy.
Clean Energy Tech Company Offers Customers Renewable Options
Interview with Patrick Maloney, CEO of Inspire.
Developments in Offshore Wind Technology
Interview with John Olav Giæver Tande, Norwegian Chief Scientist at SINTEF Energy Research.
Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think
Interview with Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS).
Developing a Safer Lithium-Ion Battery
Interview with LAVLE COO Morten Pedersen and CTO Ben Gully.
Taking Lithium-Ion Batteries to the Next Level
Interview with Chip Breitenkamp, vice president of business development with NanoGraf Technologies.
Leaders in the Smart City Movement
Interview with Clint Vince, chair of Dentons’ U.S. Energy Practice and co-chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Sector.
Is Carbon Capture Technology a Viable Solution?
Interview with Tiffany Wu, business development manager for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America.
Sustainable Building at Heart of Collaborative Project
Interview with Heather Rosentrater, senior vice president of Energy Delivery and Shared Services with Avista Utilities, and Ash Awad, Chief Market Officer from McKinstry.
How to Find the Lowest-Cost Option for Electricity in Competitive Markets
Interview with Naman Trivedi, co-founder and CEO of WattBuy.
Amicarella ‘Demystifies’ the Role of CEO for Women
Interview with Ana Amicarella, CEO of EthosEnergy.
Using Autonomous Drones in the Power Sector
Interview with Reese Mozer, CEO and co-founder of American Robotics.
What Is DERMS and How Can It Help Utilities?
Interview with Seth Frader-Thompson, CEO of EnergyHub.
The Importance of a Resilient Power System
Interview with Amol Sabnis, global lead for Transmission and Distribution with Accenture, and Jason Teckenbrock, North American lead for Transmission and Distribution with Accenture.
Tips for Check Valve Selection and Installation
Interview with Noah Miller, applications/engineered sales manager, and Brian Strait, business development and marketing manager with Check-All Valve Manufacturing Co.
Understanding the Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas
Interview with Colby Lane, CEO of Veriforce, and Chris Detillier, senior safety analyst with Veriforce.
Solar Power Is Cheap and Getting Cheaper
Interview with Brendan Duval, CEO of the Glenfarne Group.
Technology for Managing Distributed Energy Resources
Interview with Brad Williams, vice president of Industry Strategy with Oracle Utilities.
What Does It Take to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects?
Interview with Carl Jackson and Charles Silio, two partners with Glidepath Ventures.
PLM, ERP, EAM, Digital Twin: What Do They All Mean?
Interview with Mark Reisig, director of Product Marketing at Aras.
Are Traditional Power Companies Being Disintermediated?
Interview with Shuli Goodman, executive director of LF Energy.
Why Do People Choose Careers in Engineering?
Interview with Thea Sahr, director of Communications and Programs with DiscoverE.
How Utilities Can Manage Supplier Risk
Interview with Mike Lewis, head of Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s) Houston office, and João Maciel, managing director and partner with BCG.
Good Water Treatment Systems Need Both Equipment and Chemistry
Interview with U.S. Water’s Kevin Milici, vice president of Marketing and Technology; Nathan Bach, vice president of Engineering Services and Equipment, and Joe Tirreno, vice president of Strategic Corporate Accounts.
Recruiting the New Power Workforce
Interview with Robin Schawe, vice president and global workforce solutions leader with Kelly OCG.
Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future?
Interview with Rich Dewey, president and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).
Experts Share Insight on the Industry at Recent Power Event
Snippets from interviews with several power-industry insiders.
Using Extreme Visibility to Protect Industrial Control Systems
Interview with Dave Weinstein, Chief Security Officer with Claroty.
Using Data to Improve Power Plant Operations
Interview with David Thomason, industry principal of Global Power Generation with OSIsoft.
What Can You Do with a Superconductor? A Lot!
Interview with Daniel McGahn, CEO of American Superconductor (AMSC).
Engineering a World-Class Gas Turbine
Interview with Don Brandt, former manager of GE gas turbine engineering.
Large Public Power Systems Are Evolving
Interview with John Di Stasio, president of the Large Public Power Council.
How Nevada Is Leading the Renewable Energy and Battery Storage Charge
Interview with Curt Ledford, a partner with Davison Van Cleve PC.
Worried About Climate Change? Save Nuclear Plants
Interview with Nuclear Matters Advocacy Council member, Carol Browner. Browner is a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator and former energy and climate change senior advisor to President Obama.
Reversing Climate Change with Nuclear Power
Interview with Bret Kugelmass, managing director of the Energy Impact Center.
Lithium-Ion Batteries: Costs Down, Benefits Up
Interview with Tony Cooper, general manager of Green Cubes Technology’s Motive division.
How to Monitor and Predict Operational Performance with Digital Analytics
Interview with Thomas Dhollander, CTO and co-founder of TrendMiner, and Nick Petrosyan, data analytics engineer with TrendMiner.
Future May Not Be as Rosy as It Seems for Natural Gas
Interview with Tom Baker, a partner and managing director in Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s) San Francisco office, and Alex Dewar, senior manager with the Center for Energy Impact in BCG’s Washington, D.C., office.
Power Company Business Models Are Evolving
Interview with Aaron Zahn, managing director and CEO of JEA.
Industrial Gas Turbine Demand Grows
Interview with Reed Lengel, product line manager for SCC-800 solutions with Siemens Energy.
Control Your Own Destiny with Combined Heat and Power Systems
Interview with Bill Castor, director of business development for Siemens Energy.
Working with Peers Is Critical to Power System Reliability
Interview with William Doering, adjunct professor in the online Master’s in Business Administration program at Maryville University and a director with Guidehouse.
Trump Ended War on Fossil Fuels, but Focus Needed on CCS
Interview with Barry Worthington, executive director of the United States Energy Association (USEA).
How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power
Interview with Henry Shields, executive director of finance and analysis in the Corporate Sustainability division of MGM Resorts International.
An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Training Facility
Interview with Royce Peters, senior technical coordinator for the Carpenters International Training Center (ITC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FERC and Cybersecurity: It’s Complicated
Interview with Carol Holahan, counsel in Foley Hoag’s Energy & Cleantech practice.
Prepare for More Distributed Energy Resources
Interview with Paul DeCotis, senior director in West Monroe Partners’ Energy and Utilities practice.
Community Solar Power Offers the ‘Best of Both Worlds’
Interview with Laura Stern, co-founder and president of Nautilus Solar Energy.
Insider Bullish on Renewable Energy Industry
Interview with Izzet Bensusan, managing partner and founder of Captona.
Power Plant Control Loop Tuning and Optimization
Interview with Jon Towslee, digital engagement leader for ABB Inc.’s Industrial Automation Power Generation & Water business.
What Is Coal’s Future?
Interview with Charles K. Ebinger, nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council.
How Power Companies Can Influence Customer Behavior
Interview with Amy Simpkins, CEO of muGrid.
Power Market Is Changing — Distributed Energy Gaining Ground
Interview with Roy Palk, Esq., president of New Horizons Consulting.
Net Metering and Time-Variant Rates Drive Solar Power and Energy Storage Growth
Interview with Curt Ledford, attorney with McDonald Carano.
Distributed Energy Systems Are Reliable Solutions
Interview with Dalia El Tawy, director, Thermal Power Solutions Distributed Energy Systems with Siemens Energy.
Power Industry Continues to Face Uncertainty and Change
Interview with Bill Johnson, CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Resource Diversification a Key for TVA
Interview with Joe Grimes, executive vice president of generation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Watts Bar 2: The Long and Winding Road to Completion
Interview with Mike Skaggs, executive vice president of operations with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Cogeneration Solution Serves Processing Plant Needs
Interview with Brian Curtis, founder and CEO of Concentric Power.
Cybersecurity Tips for Power Plant Operators
Interview with Chris Grove, director of industrial security for Indegy.
Is the U.S. Too Reliant on Foreign Uranium for Nuclear Power Plant Fuel?
Interview with Amir Adnani, founder, president, and CEO of Uranium Energy Corp.
Siemens Reaches for Higher Efficiency with Its HL-Class Gas Turbine
interview with Hans Maghon, program director for HL-class gas turbine development at Siemens.
GE’s 9EMax Gas Turbine Solution – Eric Gray
Interview with Eric Gray, general manager of Gas Plant Solutions for GE’s Power Services.
Connected Plant Expert Offers Preview of Upcoming Conference
Interview with Jon Towslee, director of marketing and business development with ABB Inc.
MHPSA CEO Optimistic About the Future
Interview with Paul Browning, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America (MHPSA).
Exelon’s Digital Transformation
Group interview with Brian Hurst, vice president and Chief Analytics Officer for Exelon Utilities; Brian Hoff, head of the Exelon corporate innovation team; Lisa Howard, Exelon’s external communications director; and Ankush Agarwal, director of infrastructure analytics for Exelon Utilities.
How Power Sector Deregulation Is Affecting Mexico
Interview with Jose Valera, partner in Mayer Brown’s Energy practice group. and Kristen Ford, senior associate in the firm’s Corporate and Securities group.
Interview with Eric Gebhardt, vice president of systems and innovation for GE Power.
Vibration Monitoring Best Practices
Interview with Steve Sabin, SETPOINT product manager for Brüel & Kjær Vibro.
UK Supreme Court Rules on Robin Rigg Wind Farm Case
Interview with Rebecca Williams, partner with Watson Farley and Williams LLP.