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NYC Plugs into Carbon-Free Era

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In this episode of Grid Talk, Marty Rosenberg talks with Matthew Ketschke, Vice President at Con Edison in New York. Con Edison operates one of the world's largest energy delivery systems. Mr. Ketschke explains how the utility is working toward a cleaner, more efficient future, and he details the impacts of reducing carbon emissions on the delivery of electricity. You'll hear why delivering power is like managing traffic in midtown Manhattan.

Matthew Ketschke is the Vice President of Distributed Resource Integration for Con Edison. He is responsible for the integration of distributed energy resources to the Con Edison system. He leads the company efforts related to the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) including demonstration projects and policy development. 

Mr. Ketschke joined Con Edison in 1995 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in operations, construction, and engineering. He is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (BE 1995, MS 1998) and Columbia University (MBA 2009).

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 knowledgebase 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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Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Mar 30, 2020

Such an important topic-- thanks for sharing Martin. I'd be curious to hear how the current situation in NYC is affecting the attention on carbon free power (both today and, more importantly, in terms of investments in the future)

Martin Rosenberg's picture

Thank Martin for the Post!

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