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Seasoned strategist with expertise in media relations, crisis communications and content and message development. Experience includes supervisory positions at the nuclear energy industry's policy...

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What are your key learnings from 2021 relative to the U.S. electric sector? A couple stand out for me: 1) the responsibility we all continue to have to help ensure that Americans have reliable, affordable power supplies, and 2) the vulnerability that exists from relentless cyberattacks against our critical infrastructure. In this context, it's laudable that Protect Our Power has identified four priorities for 2022 to enhance the security and resilience of the U.S. electric grid. One can agree or disagree with the list, but the discussion is worth having, and the value of reaching consensus -- and acting expeditiously -- is vital. 

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Matt Chester on Dec 27, 2021

There's been a lot of reactionary discussions based on Winter Storm Uri and its impact on the grid last winter, which is terrific-- but one of my hopes for 2022 (and beyond) is that we use that as the reason for why we can't wait for events and react to them but rather we need to be proactive with the resilience and reliability of the grid

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