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Host: Todd Snitchler, president and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association
Jill Davies, SVP, Trading, Shell Energy Americas
Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New England
Stephen Gallagher, Chief Commercial Officer, Brookfield Renewables U.S.
John Moore, Senior Attorney and Director of the Sustainable FERC Project, the Natural Resources Defense Council
Arne Olson, Senior Partner, Energy + Environmental Economics
Local, state and federal policymakers across the country are examining how to meet ambitious climate goals. Understanding what will ensure grid reliability while reducing emissions efficiently and at the lowest cost is essential to devising effective policy. Fostering a just transition means more than providing clean energy. It must contemplate where that energy is located and the disproportionate cost burden being shouldered by those who can least afford it. Moreover, how do we ensure that the energy transition ensures protects reliability and improves our country’s energy resilience?
“A successful clean energy transition, in my view, embodies reliability. Because society is not going to be prepared to have electricity rationed for an extended period of time.”Gordon van Welie, president and CEO, ISO New England
EPSA examined these issues in its inaugural Competitive Power Summit earlier this year. We know the benefits competitive power markets yield in terms of lowering emissions in a reliable and affordable manner, while consumers of all types are demanding cleaner energy. Competitive markets can help meet these challenges, but we also need to help ensure that the grid is prepared and designed to handle the changing demand and operational requirements that come with a different set of resources.
In this episode, Todd re-examines some of the perspectives shared during the Competitive Power Summit, featuring panel remarks from industry experts.
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