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Duquesne Light’s Industrial Midwest

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In this episode of Grid Talk, host Marty Rosenberg talks with Steve Malnight, President and CEO of Duquesne Light Company in Pittsburgh. Mr. Malnight talks about how Duquesne Light is redefining what it means to be a modern electric utility and how he is using lessons learned from California.  

“We're going to serve customers safely, reliably every day with the power they need but do it in very different ways, in ways where customers are not just flipping a switch on and not thinking about where their power comes from but are focused and concerned about their environmental footprint, the resiliency of their system, maybe their self-sufficiency,” said Malnight.

He’ll also discuss the significance of Pittsburgh’s technology hub, including the impact of autonomous vehicles on the electric system.

Steve Malnight was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Duquesne Light Holdings and Duquesne Light Company in April 2019. Prior to joining Duquesne Light, Malnight spent 14 years at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. His most recent role at PG&E was Senior Vice President, Energy Supply and Policy where oversaw the development and implementation of Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) energy strategy and policy at the national, state, and local levels.

Malnight holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Grid Talk is a podcast featuring the leaders and innovators shaping the 21st century grid. Hear the stories—in their own words—of how they are meeting the challenges and transitioning their businesses to operate successfully in a new era of evolving markets, changing regulations, higher customer expectation, increasing cybersecurity threats, demands for cleaner energy sources, growing customer-owned generations and emerging technology. The podcast is part of Department of Energy’s Voices of Experience, an initiative that supports grid modernization by sharing insights, lessons learned and advice on operating in a rapidly evolving industry.

About the Host

Grid Talk is hosted by award winning, energy journalist Marty Rosenberg. For nearly 40 years, Marty has been covering business, energy, finance, and technology. He was the Editor-in-Chief for EnergyBiz from 2004 to 2014. EnergyBiz was an award-winning national publication covering energy and utilities. Marty has been published in multiple media outlets including the New York Times, Huffington Post and USA Today. Marty plugs into the industry knowledge base to deliver critical information about the opportunities and challenges facing utilities today. The result is engaging conversations about modernizing our electric grid.

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