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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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A 50% improvement in thermal electric plants?

With the transition underway, would it not be nice to reduce fossil fuel use quickly and still have caseload electricity from scheduled resources?

More importantly, would it not be useful to do this with plants that already are paid for, keeping the cost of electricity down?

Sandia may have found a way to do it - likely it will take the next 5 to 10 years to prove it, but the step function decrease in fossil fuel usage while building the non-GHG generation we need may be worth it. Only time will tell.

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