In this Episode
Host: Todd Snitchler, President and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association
Guest: Willie Phillips, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
With winter on its way and energy regulators, policymakers, and generators working to analyze last year’s grid performance issues during Winter Storm Elliott, reliability continues to hold the top spot in the list of energy priorities. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Willie Phillips joins Todd Snitchler on this episode, addressing what’s needed to meet rising electric demand.
Todd and Chairman Phillips discuss infrastructure development and streamlining, including permitting reform efforts, making sure the power system can weather extreme heat and cold, and the importance of affordability and environmental justice.
“NERC warned us earlier in the year … that two-thirds of the country was at risk for extreme weather and potential blackouts. We didn’t see that. But what led NERC to have that report, those underlying issues, they still remain … We have to continue to be vigilant in our approach at FERC to make sure that we’re prepared for extreme weather.”Willie Phillips, Chairman, FERC
Producer, Audio Editor: Christina Nyquist, senior director, communications, Electric Power Supply Association
Production Associate: Frances Owen, communications associate, Electric Power Supply Association