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Status: Will be live at 09/09/2021 08:59

Modernizing the Grid for the 21st Century


This podcast explores a variety of topics relating to climate change and its impact on the financial services industry and the broader economy. Through conversations with topic experts, each episode encourages a pragmatic, commonsense approach for the transition to a low-carbon and ultimately net-zero economy. 

As new energy technologies become more prominent how they are adopted and integrated into our current energy grid system becomes a pressing logistical endeavor. The severity of recent climatic events underscores the importance of a modern grid system that is secure, affordable, and reliable. Rob Gramlich, Founder and President of Grid Strategies LLC, and Julia Hamm, President and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, provided their perspectives on these points and other considerations as the US plans for a more sustainable energy system. 

Key Questions: 

What is the grid and how does it affect our daily lives? 

How can the public and private sectors collaborate to meet the challenge of modernizing the grid? 

Is there a role for the financial industry to play in scaling up investment?