Parting Thoughts

“It’s simply not sustainable to put all of the state’s utilities, whether they’d be investor-owned or publicly-owned, at that level of risk when these wildfires are occurring, particularly when they haven’t violated any safety rules or regulations.”

–PG&E CEO Geisha Williams, talking to analysts about challenging inverse condemnation laws that impact utilities

“In terms of international, this industry has, honestly, a pretty lousy track record. . . And we have plenty of things to keep us busy here in North America.”

–NextEra Energy CEO Jim Robo, talking on earnings call about his lack of interest in offshore wind projects

“Build those relationships before trouble strikes, and you won’t feel like a lone ranger.”
–Jim Nowak, ARCOS LLC director of utility services, on the importance of multi-jurisdictional outage restoration teams

“We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels.”

–Carlos Alvarado, newly elected president of Costa Rica, announcing nationwide ban

“The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016.”

–International Renewable Energy Agency

“Since nuclear capacity currently accounts for 18 percent of PJM installed capacity, the potential acceleration of PJM nuclear power plant closures has the potential to significantly affect PJM capacity demand and supply balances and create upward pressure on long-run market-clearing capacity prices.”

–IHS Markit: “Ensuring Resilient and Efficient PJM Electricity Supply”

“New #EnergyStorage guide promotes storage target of 100 MWh by 2020 #NewYork @CUNY |


“#OnThisDayinHistory May 11, 1935: President Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration, paving the way for cooperatives to electrify rural America. Today, #electriccoops serve 42 million
people across the country.
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