Grid Talk is a podcast featuring the leaders and innovators shaping the 21st century grid. Hear the stories—in their own words—of how they are meeting the challenges and transitioning their businesses to operate successfully in a new era of evolving markets, changing regulations, higher customer expectation, increasing cybersecurity threats, demands for cleaner energy sources, growing customer-owned generations and emerging technology. The podcast is part of Department of Energy’s Voices of Experience, an initiative that supports grid modernization by sharing insights, lessons learned and advice on operating in a rapidly evolving industry.

About the Host

Grid Talk is hosted by award winning, energy journalist Marty Rosenberg. For nearly 40 years, Marty has been covering business, energy, finance, and technology. He was the Editor-in-Chief for EnergyBiz from 2004 to 2014. EnergyBiz was an award-winning national publication covering energy and utilities. Marty has been published in multiple media outlets including the New York Times and USA Today. Marty plugs into the industry knowledgebase to deliver critical information about the opportunities and challenges facing utilities today. The result is engaging conversations about modernizing our electric grid.

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Grid Talk: Grants Fuel Study of Tidal Energy
March 19, 2024
Nate Johnson, ORPC, talks about deploying two devices in Cook Inlet, Alaska to further study tidal generation.
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Grid Talk: The Complexity of the Evolving Grid - MISO’s Take
March 18, 2024
Clair Moeller, MISO, discusses the complicated responsibilities of the entities responsible for keeping electricity flowing.
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Grid Talk: Feds Pump Billions into America's Grid
February 27, 2024
Sasha Mackler, head of the Bipartisan Policy Center energy program, discusses the grid transformation.
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Grid Talk: Ontario’s Global Lead in Small Nuclear Plants
January 31, 2024
Todd Smith, Ontario Energy Minister, discusses the decision to pursue Small Modular Reactors.
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Grid Talk: Ontario Pioneers Small Modular Nuclear Plants
January 25, 2024
Featuring Sandra Dykxhoorn, vice president of New Nuclear Growth at Ontario Power Generation.
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Grid Talk: Feds Double Down on Fusion
January 22, 2024
Kramer Akli from DOE's Office of Fusion Energy Sciences talks about advances in fusion energy.
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Grid Talk: COP Calls for Stepped Up Carbon Battle
December 18, 2023
Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute, provides his takeaways from the COP28 conference.
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Grid Talk: The Latest in Solar R&D
December 4, 2023
Mary Werner, Solar Program Manager at NREL, discusses how the grid must evolve to accommodate accelerating solar power generation.
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Grid Talk: Community Solar Ready to Shine
November 17, 2023
Featuring Jeff Cramer, president and CEO of Coalition for Community Solar Access.
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Grid Talk: Tom Kuhn Sees Massive Utility Culture, Business Shift
November 10, 2023
Tom Kuhn, president and CEO of the Edison Electric Institute, discusses the changing workforce.
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GridTalk: Hawaii's Pivot to Sustainability
September 28, 2023
Host Marty Rosenberg interviews Stephen Walls, the deputy chief energy officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office.
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Grid Talk: Big Boost to Renewables’ Reserves
September 18, 2023
Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, professor at Duke University, talks about using forecasting models to predict fluctuations in renewables.
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Grid Talk: Wind Mystery and Grid Update at SPP
September 8, 2023
Lanny Nickell, executive vice president and CEO for the Southwest Power Pool, talks about the summer’s wind mystery.
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Grid Talk: One Trillion Dollars for Tomorrow’s Green Grid
April 9, 2023
Sheri Givens, president and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, discusses future opportunities and challenges.
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Grid Talk: PJM’s Massive Grid Evolution
March 31, 2023
Kenneth Seiler, vice president for PJM Interconnection, talks about how the grid in America’s northeast is in the midst of profound transformation.
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