Two Utility Leaders To Share Views on Electricity Grid Challenges in the Southeast

Two Utility Leaders To Share Views on Electricity Grid Challenges in the Southeast

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The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that electricity grid leaders from Duke Energy and Southern Company will be featured at the upcoming virtual Southeast Regional Meeting on March 9.

With the recent grid disruptions occurring in Texas, electricity reliability is top of mind for everyone in the electric power industry. “Disruptions in the electricity system, like the situation in Texas this past week, and that of California in the summer of 2020, highlight the need for a diverse electricity mix, not only in terms of fuel source but flexibility,” said Malcolm Woolf, president and CEO of NHA.

At the March 9 meeting, Corey Sellers, General Manager of Transmission Policy and Services, at Southern Company and Bobby McMurry, Director of Integration Resource Planning, at Duke Energy will share insights and perspectives in a session: “Meeting New Electricity Grid Challenges – Specific Southeast Solutions for a National Problem.”

The session will answer questions on specific approaches in the southeastern U.S. to providing energy storage, innovations in meeting storage needs, and how the proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market, an electricity trading platform being discussed by Duke Energy, Dominion, and Southern Company, could affect hydro.

Cameron Schilling, Vice President of Market Strategies and Regulatory Affairs, NHA, is moderating the session.

The March 9 Southeast Regional Meeting is a 2.5-hour virtual event, beginning at 11 a.m. eastern. Registration is now open.

National Sponsors of the event include: American Hydro, Andritz, Black & Veatch, Emerson, GE, HDR, Kleinschmidt, Mesa Associates, Stantec, TurbinePros, and Voith. JF Brennan is a Regional Sponsor.

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