Barry Perry - Transition in the North American Electric Grid (7/24/17)

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From President Trump’s revocation of the Clean Power Plan and his decision to leave the Paris Agreement, to accelerating closures of nuclear power plants, to new demands from consumers for smarter and more efficient technologies to meet their electricity needs, the North American power sector is undergoing transition. 

Host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) sits down with Barry Perry, President and CEO of Fortis, the largest investor-owned electric utility in Canada, to discuss developments in the North American natural gas and electric power industry including: The integration of renewables into the transmission grid; Similarities and differences in U.S. and Canadian energy policy; Implications of nuclear plant closures; Technological advancements and cyber threats to the electric grid.

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