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Guest: Suedeen Kelly, partner, Jenner & Block and regulatory counsel, Protect Our Power
Host: Todd Snitchler, president and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association
April is Earth Month. How do we address climate change while keeping power flowing at an affordable cost?
EPSA continues to celebrate our 25th anniversary year, marking the date in 1997 when two organizations combined to advocate for competitive power solutions. We’re looking back at how electric competition came to be – and how it has benefited America’s power system, customers, and the environment over the years.
To do that, we’re talking to the experts who helped shape the competitive electricity markets – and the energy system – we know today.
In this episode, we talk to Suedeen Kelly, who served three terms at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, about today’s big energy policy questions and how competitive power markets can meet new demand from global conflict between Russia and Ukraine, rising costs and inflation, and the push for cleaner electricity.
Suedeen says that affordability and reliability will remain increasingly important as America faces new challenges – both with war in Ukraine and rising inflation, and with the growing push to address climate change. She says markets can rise to the occasion – but work is needed to find the right structure to enable a sustainable energy transition.
Let Competition Drive the Next Energy Debate | Suedeen Kelly and Pat Wood for Morning Consult | April 11, 2019