Energy Cast Podcast: Power Policy | NAYGN Conference 2019

From my panel on "The Future of Energy" for the Carolinas Chapter of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, July 25, 2019, OJ Miller Auditorium, Duke Energy.

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including electric vehicles, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years.

To help cure the craving for live events, this week, our featured podcast covers Dauenhauer’s experience at North American Young Generation in Nuclear 2019. Dauenhauer is also a member of the DISTRIBUTECH International advisory committees.

DISTRIBUTECH is holding its first virtual event of the DISTRIBUTECH+ series next week, September 23-24, which will cover many of the topics highlighted in this episode. CLICK HERE to register for DISTRIBUTECH+ if these topics interest you!

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Earlier this summer I was approached by the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) about presenting at their Carolinas Chapter conference.  The discussion quickly expanded into a Panel.

Luckily, I was able to get three incredible Panelists:

  • Bruce McKay, Senior Energy Policy Director for Dominion Energy
  • Ronny Just, Governmental Relations Manager for Georgia Power
  • Peter Toomey, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Strategy for Duke Energy

As you can see from my questions, I wanted to cover as much energy policy as possible.  This being a nuclear organization, I focused on SMRs, Vogtle and early closures, which was covered in my interview with Ed McGinnis in Episode 63.

For renewables, I started with the importance of large-scale storage, such as Dominion’s Bath County Pumped Storage facility. We also drew a contrast with those technologies and conventional batteries.

During our fossil conversation we discussed the need for carbon capture, utilization, and storage – especially for natural gas.

The panel also offered a few opportunities to showcase some of these companies’ unique accomplishments, including:

(This podcast originally aired in August 2019).

Energy Cast Podcast is hosted biweekly by Jay Dauenhauer.

Learn more about the podcast here.

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Jay Dauenhauer is a project manager based in Charlotte, NC. He currently serves as a PM developing transmission projects. For the past 7 years, Jay led water treatment and recycling projects for Oil & Gas operations. Jay's first foray in the energy sector was as a media analyst for TXU Energy during the $45B leveraged buyout of that utility in 2007. He then served as Executive Director of the Clean Coal Technology Foundation of Texas, working with stakeholders to pass clean energy legislation for the state. A Louisiana native and proud graduate of LSU, his career began as a TV news producer before transitioning into the energy sector. Back behind the mic, Jay hopes to bring his experience working across several energy sectors to you in a program designed to be accessible to both the public and industry insiders.

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