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  • Really an Energy Policy
    Oct 26, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The carbon emissions rules advanced by the Obama administration will have wide-ranging effects that will require close study, according to Sue Kelly, American Public Power Association president and CEO. We recently talked with her at the association’s annual meeting.
  • Need Better Grid Integration
    Oct 19, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Small utilities may be too skeptical about the cyberthreats they face, according to Gary Stauffer, executive director of NMPP Energy. We talked with Stauffer in a roundtable at a recent gathering of the American Public Power Association.
  • The Power of Technology – and Need to Steer Policy
    Oct 12, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Utilities need to engage to make sure that carbon policy and other forces barreling down on their businesses are well thought out, according to Robert Rowe, NorthWestern Energy president and CEO. He recently talked with EnergyBiz at an industry gathering.
  • Nicholas Akins on the Future of Power
    Oct 05, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Energy utilities are moving fast to adapt to many significant changes, according to Nicholas Akins, American Electric Power’s chairman, president and CEO. He recently discussed a wide range of issues as part of an EnergyBiz roundtable with industry leaders.
  • Earley on the Cycles of Business
    Sep 28, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The 21st-century grid will provide utilities with a chance for growth. So says Anthony Earley, chairman, president and CEO of PG&E. He recently discussed a wide range of issues as part of an EnergyBiz roundtable with industry leaders.
  • BPAs Northwest Realm
    Sep 21, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Bonneville Power Administration administrator Elliot Mainzer is steering a federal agency, spawned in the Depression, through an era of fast-changing energy technology and economic forces. We recently discussed the challenges.
  • A Conversation with Elliot Mainzer
    Sep 14, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The Bonneville Power Administration was launched in the 1930s to help harness the electric power potential of the Columbia River and power the Northwest. Today, its concerns include wind power and the fate of the August salmon. We recently discussed the agency’s evolving mission with Elliot Mainzer, who became BPA’s administrator in January.
  • Fanning on Grid Security
    Sep 07, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Tom Fanning, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, has emerged as an industry leader on grid security, chairing the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council. We recently sat down with Fanning at an industry gathering to discuss the state of grid security.
  • APPA’s Kelly on Emissions, Cybersecurity
    Aug 31, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    America’s public power utilities in more than 2,000 communities are wrestling with the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposals to curb carbon emissions, and at the same time they are joining other energy companies trying to make our grid more secure. Sue Kelly, the new president and chief executive officer of the American Public Power Association, discusses the challenges ahead. 
  • The View from the West
    Aug 24, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The Western Area Power Administration service territory encompasses a transmission system spanning 15 states and 1.5 million square miles, serving 700 preference customers and numerous open access transmission customers who rely on the existing infrastructure for their power.  We recently caught up with Mark A. Gabriel, agency administrator, to discuss some major challenges ahead.