It’s been over one year since COVID-19 brought the world to a halt – but our power grid stayed strong. What did it take to keep the lights on? And how are system planners preparing for new challenges including more renewable resources, increased electric demand from cars and buildings, or the next extreme event? You’ll hear from Rich Dewey, the head of New York state’s electric system and Joseph Petruzzi, a shift supervisor who was sequestered onsite, away from home and loved ones, for almost three weeks at Eastern Generation’s Astoria power plant.
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Rich Dewey, president and CEO, New York Independent System Operator
Joseph Petruzzi, shift supervisor, Eastern Generation’s Astoria Plant
Todd Snitchler, president and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association
Christina Nyquist, communications director, Electric Power Supply Association
Sarah Krieger, communications associate, Electric Power Supply Association
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